Officials in Sweden warn about testicle eating fishBy Mason White 11:07 AM August 12, 2013
|The pacu fish|
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) If you love to spend your weekends at the beach beware of testicle loving fish, officials in Sweden have warned.
The warning has come after fish known to bite testicles have been seen in Sweden.
The pacu fish, which has attacked the male genitalia in Papua New Guinea, was caught by a fisherman in the Oresund Sound, off the coast of southern Sweden.
The pacu fish, which is related to the piranha, is also known as the “ball cutter” because of its attraction to the testicles.
The men in the area have been warned to keep their bathing suit on when entering the sea at all times in order to reduce the possibility of an attack.
Carl Henrik, a fish expert in the Danish Museum, said: “The pacu fish is not usually dangerous to humans, but they has a good bite, and there have been incidents in other countries such as Papua New Guinea, where some men have had their testicles bitten off. They bite because they are hungry, and testicles feel good in their mouths. Their mouths are not that big, so of course they usually eat nuts, fruits and small fish.”
The pacu fish is native to South America and can grow up to 90 centimeters, or 35 inches, long and weigh up to 25 kilograms or 55 pounds.