Their feet were torn off.. “Pirana” fish attacked 8 tourists in Brazil

Their feet were torn off.. “Pirana” fish attacked 8 tourists in Brazil

Their feet were torn off.. “Pirana” fish attacked 8 tourists in Brazil

Eight tourists were injured in an attack by piranhas in an area north of Manaus, Brazil.

The fish tore the legs of tourists with their sharp teeth; What pushed them out of the water and onto a tourist beach in Taruma Aco, a district northeast of Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state.

And the scientific magazine “Life Science” stated that this behavior does not occur except in exceptional circumstances, for example, when a large number of fish are trapped in small ponds or are starved for a long time, noting that some species of the piranha family eat fruits and insects. , and plant matter only, and some specialize in eating fish scales, and nibbling on the fins of other fish.

Biology professor at Western Kentucky University, Steve Husky, explained the incident that piranhas had become acclimated to free food, and these bites were just an example of mistaken identity, just like shark attacks.

The piranha is reported to have the strongest bite recorded in a strongly bony fish such as the great white shark; According to a study published in 2012.

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