Chinese City Puts Bounty on Piranhas

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.

Chinese City Puts Bounty on Piranhas 

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48 comments

Jo Recovering
Jo S.8 months ago

Thank you Chris.

Lynn Carin

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!

Nils Anders Lunde

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Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.2 years ago

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.

Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.2 years ago

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.

Marieanne Phillips

Agree go Piranhas.

Ammy G.
Ammy G.3 years ago

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

Ammy G.
Ammy G.3 years ago

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

Sunny Ooi
Sunny Ooi3 years ago

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.

Mary Mattarelli
Mary Mattarelli3 years ago

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