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Stand back, he bites: British fisherman grapples with ferocious 'giant piranha'
DailyMail UK ^ | 10/20/10 | Richard James

Posted on 10/20/2010 5:48:52 PM PDT by Celtic Cross

British angler Jeremy Wade looks understandably anxious as he grapples with this ferocious-looking 'giant piranha'. The 52-year-old caught the aptly-named goliath tigerfish during a fishing expedition up the Congo River in Africa. The brave fisherman was forced to hold the fish at arms-length for fear of being bitten by its razor-sharp teeth while posing with it for the camera.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: africa; congo; fish; goliathtigerfish; piranha

1 posted on 10/20/2010 5:48:57 PM PDT by Celtic Cross
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To: Celtic Cross

See he’s met my mother in law.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 5:52:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: Celtic Cross

Oh.My.God.


3 posted on 10/20/2010 5:53:34 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: Celtic Cross

razor sharp my *. Those teeth are about as sharp as a carrot.


4 posted on 10/20/2010 5:53:53 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: bigheadfred; Joya

Maybe you could suggest dentures?


5 posted on 10/20/2010 5:54:35 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: mamelukesabre

A really hard carrot...?


6 posted on 10/20/2010 5:56:49 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Can carrots bite a chunk of flesh out of a croc?


7 posted on 10/20/2010 5:58:11 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: NautiNurse

with enough bite force they can


9 posted on 10/20/2010 5:58:51 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

Hey man, when I go fishing, I just want to have a coupla’ beers in peace. Sometimes, I even remember to put a line in the water. No carrots, please.


10 posted on 10/20/2010 6:00:28 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Quix

Make a “suggestion” to my MIL? LOOK AT THOSE TEETH! :)


11 posted on 10/20/2010 6:02:12 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: Celtic Cross

You can jump in a pool infested with hundreds of piranhas, and you won’t suffer even a bite.


12 posted on 10/20/2010 6:02:48 PM PDT by Krankor (I'm so tired, tired of waiting.)
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To: mamelukesabre; NautiNurse
Can carrots bite a chunk of flesh out of a croc?

with enough bite force they can

Thanks. Now I'm going to have nightmares about killer vampire carrots.

13 posted on 10/20/2010 6:05:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: bigheadfred

he looks like House MD.


14 posted on 10/20/2010 6:05:45 PM PDT by Carolina_Thor (It's always better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Send some Oklahoma boys down there and see if they can show us how to ‘Noodle them.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 6:05:55 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Carolina_Thor
he looks like House MD.

Are we talking the fish?

16 posted on 10/20/2010 6:08:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: Celtic Cross

OMG!!!

I’ve seen that guy’s show on Discovery. He’s pretty hard core.


17 posted on 10/20/2010 6:15:09 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Celtic Cross

I wouldn’t be standing hip deep in the same water I took that fish from.


18 posted on 10/20/2010 6:16:03 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Celtic Cross

Holy crap! I think that must be the fish that ate my guns when they fell out of the canoe.


19 posted on 10/20/2010 6:19:22 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Krankor
You can jump in a pool infested with hundreds of piranhas, and you won’t suffer even a bite.

No, YOU can.

20 posted on 10/20/2010 6:19:42 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Celtic Cross

what is with all these weird fish lately?


21 posted on 10/20/2010 6:25:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (defeat islam.)
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To: bigheadfred
Killer Carrot
22 posted on 10/20/2010 6:26:59 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: Celtic Cross

River Monsters is a great show.


23 posted on 10/20/2010 6:31:00 PM PDT by Minn
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To: Celtic Cross

River Monsters is a great show.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 6:31:15 PM PDT by Minn
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To: NautiNurse
I looked you up. This is what it said.

A cold, sadistic and passive-aggressive tyrant, NautiNurse has become the stereotype of the nurse as a battle axe. She has also become a popular metaphor for the corrupting influence of power and authority in the mental institution in which she drew that picture....

LOL

25 posted on 10/20/2010 6:33:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: Talisker

Good Answer.


26 posted on 10/20/2010 6:38:56 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: sfg-18b
Have...FUN

(Mwahahahaha...)

27 posted on 10/20/2010 6:41:23 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: decimon

Me neither. I was thinking that as I read the article.


28 posted on 10/20/2010 6:42:25 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Krankor
Wanna' prove that?

Because i'm not trying it. ;)

29 posted on 10/20/2010 6:43:47 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Celtic Cross; girlangler

Hey girl, you can catch this one.... I’ll watch.


30 posted on 10/20/2010 6:56:00 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: Celtic Cross

The piranhas...
What about the goddamn piranhas?
They’re eating the guests, sir.


31 posted on 10/20/2010 7:23:25 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: bigheadfred

Have you confused NautiNurse with Nurse Ratched?


32 posted on 10/20/2010 8:00:14 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Krankor
You can jump in a pool infested with hundreds of piranhas, and you won’t suffer even a bite.

Actually on his show "River Monsters" Wade did just that. Then he dangled a peace of raw meat into the pool and the fish went into total frenzy. His theory was that the tales of Piranhas skeletonizing people (specifically related to a bus that crashed into the river) referred to bodies.
33 posted on 10/21/2010 7:33:20 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Celtic Cross

a couple of points:
1) the guy’s shirt isn’t wet, would n’t it have gotten wet from the fish?
2) a fish that size would weigh plenty, he doesn’t look to be straining that much, does he?
3) he’s in knee deep water, a fish that size wouldn’t be able to navigate water that shallow, would he?

are we SURE this is real?


34 posted on 10/21/2010 7:56:26 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
1)If you look by his sleeve his shirt looks a little wet. Not as wet as it should be, so the pics in the article are probably posed.

2)Its kinda' hard to tell if he's straining or not.

3)That water appears to be waist deep.

4)Thats 3 points, not a couple. :)

35 posted on 10/21/2010 8:12:00 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Celtic Cross

lol~! thanx, i think...

never said I could count;-)


36 posted on 10/21/2010 8:47:18 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Celtic Cross

Oh hell, that’s a Texas Guppie.

They make good bait.


37 posted on 10/21/2010 10:45:51 AM PDT by darth
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