A fisherman at a New Jersey lake got a surprise when he hooked an exotic fish that’s been rumored to feast on testicles.
His 10-inch catch turned out to be a pacu, which is a gentler cousin of piranhas found in South America’s Amazon River.
There’s no reason to give the fish such a moniker as it’s vegetarian. A non-native, it was likely released when it got too large for a tank. It poses no threat to humans and will not live through the northern winter.