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Testicle-eating fish discovered in Illinois lake
MNN ^ | Thu, Aug 02 2012 | Bryan Nelson

Posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

An invasive fish, known in some parts of the world as "The [CENSORED] Cutter" due to its alleged appetite for human testicles, has been found in Illinois' Lake Lou Yaeger, reports the Huffington Post.

 
Residents who frequent the lake have been on guard ever since a local fishermen caught one specimen in June. Originally believed to be a piranha, officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources later identified the fish as a pacu-- an Amazonian species related to the piranha. Unlike the piranha, though, which is known for its flesh-cutting serrated incisors, the pacu has blunt chompers that more closely resemble human teeth. They are also much larger than piranha, growing as large as 55 pounds.
 
The good news is the pacu's diet is normally vegetarian: nuts, leaves and aquatic vegetation. But in some parts of the world the fish is known to feast on nuts of a different sort. In Papua New Guinea, where the species was introduced in the 1990's to bolster local fisheries, the fish has been blamed for a series of horrifying attacks that left some men castrated.

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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
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Barry's from Illinois, isn't he?

Just sayin'...

1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
In other news, the RNC has scheduled a mandatory swimming excursion for incoming Congressmen.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:21:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Let’s test it by putting Phil Donahue in there. If the fish finds nothing, we’ll know it’s true.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:24:47 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

if you use Phil Donohue you already KNOW the fish won’t find any.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 10:29:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mrs. Huffington turned into a fish? Scary, especially so close to Halloween.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 10:31:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Slings and Arrows
Chef from South Park penned a song that could be appropriate.
6 posted on 10/16/2012 10:31:49 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Send Hillary.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 10:33:52 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The good news is the fish will leave when it finds out what the tax rates are.

Even a testicle-eating fish can’t endure Pat Quinn’s anti-business fiscal policy.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 10:33:54 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Paladin2

Is she doing a remake of the Don Knott’s film?


9 posted on 10/16/2012 10:33:55 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Slings and Arrows

10 posted on 10/16/2012 10:35:04 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Pacu - a Central American fish in the same family as the piranha, though far more interested in vegetable matter than “meat”...

Pacu are very sensitive to water temperature. There is no way this fish has been in the water there more than a few months - water temperatures below 60 degrees will weaken them - eventually causing death. Temps below 50degrees are lethal fairly quickly.

Most assuredly, this fish came out of an aquarium. Probably outgrew its tank.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 10:38:22 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d ask Barry to go swimming but the fish would just starve.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 10:38:31 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Paladin2
Mrs. Huffington turned into a fish? Scary, especially so close to Halloween.

You didn't see it coming?

13 posted on 10/16/2012 10:39:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: garjog

I guess the fish likes its meat smoked.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 10:40:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MacMattico

And Reggie Love would be jealous.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 10:41:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thats where my wife threw them DAMN Her.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 10:41:32 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why did I open and read this thread?


17 posted on 10/16/2012 10:44:15 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yea, but Barry doesn’t have to worry. He can swim there safely. He doesn’t have any....ah...you know.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 10:50:23 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe we could pitch in and send 3 to the white house???

http://m.ebayclassifieds.com/v?adId=18149699


19 posted on 10/16/2012 10:57:46 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Slings and Arrows

I thought the water was fairly cold, and that would not leave much of a target...


20 posted on 10/16/2012 10:57:52 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: HerrBlucher

I had you at “testicle-eating”.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:01:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Now we know why fish don’t have balls.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:02:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

> Chef from South Park penned a song that could be appropriate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ew06J05pkk


23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lol!!!!


24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:13:32 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Slings and Arrows

And a link to a Towelie clip awaits. Priceless.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:13:49 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

There goes the natural balance of the local waters.. The Asian carp is doing damage too.. I wonder if our government is planting these fish to destroy our fishing industry? THAT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME AT THIS POINT. SABOTAGE is rampant under 0bama!


26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:14:29 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bob Defer for ya..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRWNr6bgEmc&feature=youtube_gdata_player


27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:19:56 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: MacMattico
If this debate was about Candy, Obama would be the Mounds bar and Mitt would be Almond Joy.
28 posted on 10/16/2012 11:22:14 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: goseminoles; ConservativeStatement

Search engines: The key to limitless cosmic power.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 11:24:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It never ends.. ;0)


30 posted on 10/16/2012 11:26:22 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: ConservativeStatement
Obamounds !
31 posted on 10/17/2012 12:23:17 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: HerrBlucher; Slings and Arrows; Salamander
"Why did I open and read this thread?"

Paraphilia.
32 posted on 10/17/2012 12:40:58 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi; HerrBlucher; Slings and Arrows

I’d like to thank you profusely for pinging me to a thread that I was studiously, purposefully avoiding.

:P


33 posted on 10/17/2012 12:52:32 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: shibumi

Speak for yourself.....LOL!


34 posted on 10/17/2012 12:56:00 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Salamander

I thought you liked fish?

;^)


35 posted on 10/17/2012 1:04:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

36 posted on 10/17/2012 1:25:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Salamander

You could always ignore me.


37 posted on 10/17/2012 1:36:02 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

As if.


38 posted on 10/17/2012 1:40:43 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I did until the dopes at PetCo sent me home with 3 Bristle nose catfish who had some horrible disease that wiped out a large and well established tank of very beloved fish.

Dealing with fish is still too emotionally upsetting.


39 posted on 10/17/2012 1:43:32 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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40 posted on 10/17/2012 1:44:34 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

41 posted on 10/17/2012 1:47:36 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: JoeProBono

See? He likes you - he’s smiling.


42 posted on 10/17/2012 2:00:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

I’m very sorry.


43 posted on 10/17/2012 2:01:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shibumi

Wrong communist hellhole.


44 posted on 10/17/2012 2:02:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Warning comes too late...he (or she) has already attacked the WH.


45 posted on 10/17/2012 2:08:55 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Slings and Arrows

It was months ago.

It’s getting better.


46 posted on 10/17/2012 2:08:55 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Portcall24

Sometime before the first debate, I reckon.


47 posted on 10/17/2012 2:25:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

This must be one nutty fish....


48 posted on 10/17/2012 3:13:21 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: windcliff; onedoug; I Drive Too Fast

Ping


49 posted on 10/17/2012 4:15:02 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

He’s on the ball.


50 posted on 10/17/2012 4:48:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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