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Ball-munching fish found in Denmark

AFP-JIJI

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.

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.

In a 2012 documentary for Animal Planet, an expert on extreme fishing relayed anecdotally that some fishermen in Papua New Guinea had had their testicles bitten by pacus.

It is not known where the fish originated from, but experts said it probably came from a local aquarium.