Piranhas attack bathers in Brazil

Last weekend, at least 100 bathers were treated at the hospital in Jose de Freitas not far from Terezina, Piaui’s capital, after being bitten on the heels or toes at the local beach by Piranhas.

“Since they have no predators, piranhas have started attacking people on the beach,” said Romildo Mafra, a local environment official. Environmental officials so far have added tilapia to the piranhas’ local food chain hoping to quell some of the predators’ hunger.

This is scary stuff and hope they will soon find a way of controlling this problem or the can kiss some good Tourist money goodbye.

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