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Carnivorous fish injure 70 Argentine river bathers

Carnivorous fish injure 70 Argentine river bathers; 7 children lose parts of fingers or toes

Published December 26, 2013

Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA –  A surprise attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes.

Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from 100-degree temperatures in the Parana River in Rosario on Wednesday when bathers suddenly began complaining of bite marks on their hands and feet. He blamed the attack on palometas, “a type of piranha, big, voracious and with sharp teeth that can really bite.”

Palometas

Palometas

Paramedic Alberto Manino said some children he treated lost entire digits. He told the Todo Noticias channel that city beaches were closed, but it was so hot that within a half-hour, many people went back to the water.

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Real Life Monsters

I have posted before on real life monsters.  You can access those earlier posts by typing, “real life monsters” into the search block on my home page.  Enjoy!

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More Real Life Monsters

One of my more popular posts was early on when I decided to put real monsters.  I had a 24 foot crocodile in that post that was eating villagers and had to be killed by an army unit.  I will see if I can re-post that as it was very popular – and scary.  They are all real creatures.  You might not think they are monsters though, that is somewhat a judgment call.

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