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Mon May 31, 2021, 01:05 AM

Illegal piranha found in Louisiana State University lake

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A piranha has been found in a lake at Louisiana State University, and fisheries agents are looking in case there are more, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Friday.

The red piranha found earlier in the week was probably a pet that someone released into University Lakes, a news release said.

Piranhas are native to the Amazon Basin in South America, and it's illegal to possess or sell them in Louisiana, the department said.

“While their reputation in popular culture labels them as a vicious predator, piranhas are more likely to scavenge for dead or dying prey, including fish or crustaceans,” the news release said.

Read more: https://www.mrt.com/news/article/Illegal-piranha-found-in-Louisiana-State-16211340.php
(Midland Reporter-Telegram)

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Mon May 31, 2021, 01:09 AM

1. probably a pet piranha!!!

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Mon May 31, 2021, 01:17 AM

2. Should have built a wall.

Sarcasm thingie goes here.

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