Mysterious Fish Bites Private Parts - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Many swimmers have a fear of sharks, perhaps however it's the other fish you need to worry about.
Three young boys in Vietnam were recently attacked by an unidentified fish. While bathing in the Dong Thap area, the boys were bitten in the penises, leaving them critically injured. A 7-year-old victim lost the majority of his member, while a four-year-old boy lost half of his private part. Although specific details have not yet been released for the third victim, a doctor claimed that the bites fortunately did not contain venom. Hospital personnel were able to attach the penises back to the young owners.
A similar incident occurred late last year. 53-year-old Jeremy Wade hunted a fish for weeks before finally catching it. The 40-pound Pacu fish, commonly referred to as the “Ball Cutter” fish was reportedly responsible for castrating and killing two local fishermen. Wade stated, “When I reeled it in, it had this mouth which was surprisingly human-like, it is almost like they have teeth specially made for crushing.”