Piranha in Indiana

A young man fishing in Lafayette, Indiana hooked himself a piranha. It was a big one too: 13 inches long and weighing in at 2.5 pounds.


The 21-year-old Lafayette man said he had no idea what kind of fish it was at first.

"My dad actually stuck his thumb in its mouth, because we didn't know what it was," Asbury said. "It bit down on him and he said, 'It's got teeth…' "

(Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologist Dean Zimmerman) expects this is an isolated case, probably of someone dumping their pet in the river.

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