Fisherman's Catch Has 'Human Teeth'

Experts say it's probably some kind of piranha
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2014 2:06 PM CDT
Fisherman's Catch Has 'Human Teeth'
A screen shot from video of the fish at the Mirror.   (Daily Mirror video)

A fisherman in Russia has come upon a scary-sounding creature: a fish with teeth that look like our own, UPI reports. "I opened its mouth and was horrified to see human-like teeth in there," Alexander Korobov says. He caught the fish in the city of Arkhangelsk and took it to a local fishery department. An official there couldn't be sure what it was. "The fish looks like a bream, but the scales of it and the presence of adipose fin makes it look like salmon," he says.

The fish isn't from the region, the official adds, agreeing that the teeth look "human." A scientist tells the Mirror that "we are convinced it is a member of the Piranha family and that it is a herbivore piranha, not one of the meat-eating ones you see in films." He notes that it's "very unlikely that it made its way from its natural tropical waters to our Arctic and then into the river, so we can only assume it was dumped by an owner of exotic fish." (This summer, a piranha-like fish apparently known for biting testicles was caught off Michigan.)

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