Look at those teeth! A fisherman's strange find

Published On: Jun 12 2013 09:25:28 AM HST
Updated On: Jun 12 2013 09:25:40 AM HST
Pacu

KCRG-TV

MANCHESTER, Iowa -

An Iowa fisherman recently found a strange fish hanging from his line, reported KCRG-TV.

At first the Manchester man who was fishing along the Maquoketa River thought that he had caught a piranha.  The fish had oddly-shaped human-like teeth.

He decided to get it checked out by the DNR.

Officials said the fish is a Pacu, a South American fish and cousin to the piranha.

The DNR told KCRG they have found a few Pacu in the area recently. They think someone had an aquarium full of them and dumped them into a river when they got too big.

Look for more on this mystery fish later today on KCRG.com.

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