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Chinese City Puts Bounty on Piranhas

Chinese City Puts Bounty on Piranhas 

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Residents in China’s southern Liuzhou city are being offered high rewards to catch the red-belly piranhas that attacked local swimmers in the river, days before. Photo Credit: Gregory Moine via Flickr.

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8:22PM PST on Dec 2, 2013

First of all, wondering how did they get there in the first place? Aren't these fish native to the Amazon River area? So, people smuggled them in the country then released them in the river in China? Wondering if they know the difference between red bellied pacu or piranhu? So, how many people were rewarded for so far for catching any, if they did? The question of being 'rewarded' to catch these fish - would be associated with the 'danger' involved, I would imagine - but, the Chinese city officials are allowing citizens to do this as opposed to professional people? Unbelievable!

2:26AM PDT on May 9, 2013

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2:15PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

This is another case of bringing in alien fish (from the Amazon), selling them as pets and when people cannot look after their voracious appetites they dump them in the rivers. Sad!! Piranhas can be very dangerous in schools of them if they are hungry. If they offering money to catch them, the people must be warned of the danger.

2:13PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

This is another case of bringing in alien fish (from the Amazon), selling them as pets and when people cannot look after their voracious appetites they dump them in the rivers. Sad!! Piranhas can be very dangerous in schools of them if they are hungry. If they offering money to catch them, the people must be warned of the danger.

5:13AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Agree go Piranhas.

4:41PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Are piranhas edible??? And if they are, do they taste good? Anyone tried?

4:40PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Are piranhas edible??? And if they are, do they taste good? Anyone tried?

6:01PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

brainless American Government had been vaccinated leprosy into South Americans without their knowledge about 60 years ago; I have a feeling that piranhas found in China are planted by American Government also.

4:38AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

soon the chinese people will eat them all and there wont be a problem any more.

11:19PM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

Invasive paranas- yes catch them.

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