Testicle-eating cousin to the piranha found in Illinois lake
- The pacu fish, originally from the Amazon Basin, has recently been caught by a fisherman in Lake Lou Yaegar in Illnois, according to huffingtonpost.comThe Illinois Department of Natural Resources identified the fish as a pacu, a cousin to the piranha. Some reports also note that another pacu was seen weeks later. Biologists says the pacus might be aquarium pets and anyone found dumping the fish in the lake can be criminally charged.The pacu can weigh up to 55 pounds and eats nuts, aquatic vegetation and snails, but is known as the â€śball cutterâ€ť in Papua New Guinea said British Fisherman, Jeremy Wade. In the 1990â€˛s, the pacu was introduced into Papua New Guineaâ€™s rivers as a food source, for locals, after overfishing.