June 25, 2015
A South Jersey fisherman reportedly caught an exotic fish with a reputation for biting off testicles in a Burlington County lake Sunday.
According to The Huffington Post, Ron Rossi, a resident of Delran Township, was fishing at Swedes Lake when he wheeled in an exotic pacu.
Pacus, tropical freshwater fish typically found in the Amazon River and in the same family as piranhas, got their reputation as "testicle-eating fish" from a 2011 episode of Animal Planet’s “River Monsters,” during which the show host told of two man-meets-fish encounters.
Experts have guessed the pacu found at Swedes Lake likely began as a pet before being released.
Read the full Huffington Post article here.