Piranhas are definitely not the friendliest fish you can find out there. In fact, they are one of the most dangerous since, unlike other types of fish, they do not merely feed on sea grass and algae – they feed on small fishes and even the flesh of other animals. The sharp teeth of these tiny fishes are a dead giveaway.
In the video you will see below, an 11-year-old boy falls victim to these vicious creatures when he fell down into a piranha-infested water in Peru.
Reports say that he was on a vacation with his family when the tragic incident happened. There are others though who claim that he first drowned before he was consumed by the fishes.
In any case, it is evident that the boy’s body has been badly desecrated as most of his flesh and organs have been devoured.
You can watch the video here:
Preventing Piranha Attacks
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to avoid piranha attacks.
For instance, experts advise that it is best not to swim on piranha-infested water during day time. Piranhas usually hunt during the day and rest at night so that’s one thing you should keep in mind. When awakened at night, they will usually flee but do not take your chances. It’s still better not to disturb them in the first place.
In case you’re about to cross a piranha-infested river, throw an animal carcass or a raw meat to distract them. This will buy you some time to escape and cross to the other side but be sure to move quickly. Remember that these vicious creatures can consume flesh in minutes, if not seconds. And avoid making a fuss, experts believes that piranhas are more attracted by movement than by blood. However, if you are wounded, you should stay out of the water since piranhas are more likely to attack a larger animal if they think it’s wounded.
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