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A Piranha in North Carolina????

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I know, not bass fishing...but the news just did a story ona guy who caught a Pirahna in North Carolina...

A PIRAHNA??????

he thought he had a catfish and when got the fish up it attacked him...was apparently a fair sized fish as well...

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I just saw that on the news as well, Fox News, right?

How in the world do you mistake THAT for a catfish???  :-?

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That's intersting. I wonder what kind of idiot put it in the water. It is illegal in NC to be in possesion of any type of Piranaha. They will throw you in jail over that. I also wonder if the fish was actually a red belly Pacu , they look alot like Piranha's.

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I don't think it was, because they said it put a dent in this guy's knife.  Pacu's teeth wouldn't be that powerful, I wouldn't think.

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I don't think it was, because they said it put a dent in this guy's knife. Pacu's teeth wouldn't be that powerful, I wouldn't think.

A good size Pacu can chomp your finger away with ease, they have even more powerful teeth and jaws than piranhas that only eat flesh, pacus on the other hand have to bite through ver hard skinned fruit and nuts.

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From what I'm hearing it was a real piranah.  A biologist (state biologist I assume) identified it as one.  So much for the July 4th dip in the river I was planning ;D

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We have one here in Hazleton PA. Shes 47, a bit overwieght, her nose is bigger than her.........

she is missing most of her teeth, but SHE HAS A GOOD PERSONALITY and she is LOOKING FOR A MAN

I think her biological clock is at critical mass by this time

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I think her biological clock is at critical mass by this time

Core melt down and a big bang ?  :-?

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Here's the story that was in the paper yesterday.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/624975.html

It also mentions a snakehead being caught in a local lake as well.  People are not too bright that do this.  Of course, its propably some PETA or greenpeace person that no longer wants to deal with their "exotic" pet after they have shown it off to everyone.  

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I think her biological clock is at critical mass by this time

Core melt down and a big bang ?  :-?

I think it's the other way around, a big bang might trigger a core melt down :)

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A similar thing happened here in a tiny community lake down the street from my house about 10 years ago.

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A similar thing happened here in a tiny community lake down the street from my house about 10 years ago.

Well, tell us all about it! :)

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I was fishing in my marina probably 10-12yrs ago. I had on a small floating Rapala Minnow. I was just messing around with it had to have been in the middle of September or so. What comes out from under one of the docks following this all the way across the Marina? A Red Oscar. Now I tried my Damnedest to try and catch it but I couldn't trigger him to bite. I ended up leaving and thinking to myself who was the idiot who let an exotic fish like that go in a Public Lake. I really didn't need to worry what long term harm he was going to cause. I mean I am sure that when that water started to freeze over that he would be crawfish food by then.

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A similar thing happened here in a tiny community lake down the street from my house about 10 years ago.

Well, tell us all about it! :)

I can't remember the details really.  I just remember seeing it on the news and I think about it each time I drive past the lake.  I was only 12-14 years old at the time.

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Hey T-rig if you are ever in Florida and want to do some Barramundi fishing check this out. http://www.osceolaoutback.com/

Wow man! I didn't know they had Barramundi in Florida! They are supposed to be great fighters. All you guys need now are some Nile Perch. Have you ever caught a Barramundi?

Have a look at some of these Nile Perch:  http://www.african-angler.co.uk/fishing.html

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I don't think it was, because they said it put a dent in this guy's knife. Pacu's teeth wouldn't be that powerful, I wouldn't think.

A good size Pacu can chomp your finger away with ease, they have even more powerful teeth and jaws than piranhas that only eat flesh, pacus on the other hand have to bite through ver hard skinned fruit and nuts.

 I'll second that i have a pacu he is about 20" long and is about 8lbs. He will bite a carrot in two with no problem and smashed the rim of a alumnem fishng net when i was tring to fish him out of the tank. there no joke and cam get up to 3 feet long and eat any thing  

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