When Piranhas Attack!!!

Posted: 18th November 2011 by Yorkshire Girl in News
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I was shocked today to learn that Thousands of flesh-eating piranhas have been attacking swimmers in Western Brazil and have bitten at least 15 people.


Ever since watching Roger Corman’s Piranha (1978) at the age of 6 and refusing to go into the water for months after that, I have finally had all my fears justified!

Elson de Campos Pinto, 22, was bitten on Sunday.

“I took a dip in the river and when I stood up, I felt pain in my foot,” he told Globo TV’s G1 website.

“I saw that I had lost the tip of my toe. I took off running out of the river, afraid that I would be further attacked because of the blood. I’m not going back in for a long time.”

Local fisherman Hildegard Galeno Alves didn’t seem surprised

“I come here with my kids and I always see blood on the river banks,”

“The worst is that the attacks are in shallow water, next to the bank. I would never even think of going in there,”

Officials say they have no plans to close the beach as it is an important draw for tourists in Brazil’s Pantanal region, which is known for its ecotourism.

These officials obviously aren’t familiar with the movie Jaws and what happened when they refused to close that beach! – I for one am going to stick to swimming pools in the future…

  1. Dion says:

    Blood Hilarious!!!