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Pirhana

12/28/11

Amazon jungle, Peru. I have read about but never seen a piranha up close. The guides tell me they can clean a whole cow to the bones in short order. We fished and used small pieces of raw beef. Sure enough our effort was rewarded. But it was just like fishing at home. The piranha did not fiercely attack the bait. There was coaxing and cajoling involved. Alone they don’t look so bad. But all those teeth add up. It was catch and release on this day.

3 responses

  1. gordon m sutton

    Great picture, Victor. Reminds of a high school principal I used to meet with in Manchester who kept just the one piranha in a large tank in his office. Reckon it was designed to psyche not just the students, but his staff too!

    December 29, 2011 at 5:27 am

    • This was the wild and we fed them raw meat. They just don’t swarm like I imagined. The kids actually had to work to catch them.

      December 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm

  2. Wonderful piece! 🙂

    December 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

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