'Testicle-munching' Amazon fish found off Denmark
COPENHAGEN (AFP) - A Danish fisherman made an unusual find in his nets recently when he discovered a pacu - a sharp-toothed cousin of the South American piranha with a reported penchant for testicles.
"If they bite, they can bite hard... especially when they bite you where you really don't want to be bitten," joked fish expert Peter Resk Moeller of the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
However, he said that the pacu is not a meat eater, and normally does not attack people.
The rare find has spread across international media, who have jumped on the fish's reputation as a "ball-cutter" for its reported attacks on men.