A bizarre fish with human teeth was caught in the Northern Dvina River, Russia.
A vegetarian fish with human teeth was caught in the Northern Dvina River, Russia
An avid fisherman, Aleks Korobov, who caught an unusual creature, said “It was already dead but when I picked it up and smelt it, I could tell it was fresh. I then opened its gills which were nice and red but I noticed the mouth wasn’t right for a bream and when I opened it I nearly dropped the thing in surprise. Inside were a load of human teeth.”
When Aleks told his fellow fishermen about a weird catch they did not believe him and laughed at him until saw a nightmarish creature with their own eyes.
Experts reckon the fish with human teeth is actually a vegetarian piranha
One of his friends said: “We know Aleks can tell some tall tales but when he came in and said he had a fish with human teeth we thought he’d certainly been drinking. But then he got it out and we were totally shocked. None of us had ever seen anything like it in our lives.”
Experts at the Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography reckon the fish is actually a vegetarian piranha, however, a series of examinations needed to determine the species and explanation for the teeth. The scientists assume that the fish was dumped by an owner and it’s very unlikely that it came from tropical waters to Arctic.
While pacu are not aggressive carnivores like the piranha, their jaws can be hazardous
Pacu is a common name used to refer to several common species of omnivorous South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha. Pacu are commonly sold as “Vegetarian Piranhas” to home aquarium owners. While they are not aggressive carnivores like the piranha, their crushing jaw system, used primarily for eating seeds and nuts, can be hazardous.