A man is facing fines to the tune of $70,000 after illegally smuggling 40,000 piranhas into New York!
A 66-year-old man, a tropical fish salesman by trade, brought 39,548 piranhas in from Hong Kong between 2011 and 2012 by having his supplier declare the fish to be silver tetras.
The man has plead guilty to the charges and will probably have to
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He's still got a ways to go before he becomes a major big screen presence again, but this is at least a step in the right direction!
Val Kilmer's new movie Seven Below (above) has just gotten a DVD release date of April 7, 2012. The flick also stars Piranha's Ving Rhames, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army actor Luke Goss.
Here's how the flick's being described:
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Authorities in Bolivia have reported that a young man who leapt into a river infested with piranhas was killed.
Apparently, the 18-year-old man jumped out of his canoe.
The man bled to death after the attack, which happened last week.
It's amazing that a bunch of fish could KILL a person!
The police believe it was a suicide because the man was a fisherman in that area and knew the river well.
Suicide is never an option.
[Image via AP Images.]
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In Piranha 3-D At a beach in Brazil, about 100 beach goers were bitten by piranhas.
Dozens of people were treated for bites all over their feet that they sustained while in the ocean.
These attacks have been going on for over two months.
If it's been happening for that long… why are people still going in the ocean??
To try and stop the piranhas from attacking people, environmentalists have added over 100,000 Tilapia to the area.
A local environment official said:
"Since they have no predators, piranhas have started attacking people on the beach."
The hunter has become the hunted. Well, not exactly. But it's gotta be scary to not really be sitting on the top of the food chain.
[Image via AP Images.]
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A five-year-old girl in Texas was fishing using a piece of hotdog when she suddenly reeled in a big surprise.
Check out the above video to hear about the first piranha caught in Texas in 30 years.
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