posted on Jan, 11 2018 @ 10:19 AM
a reply to: neo96
Many of the most voracious Piranha species on Earth are quite small as well.
With most species coming in at between five and a half and ten inches long, they do not seem threatening if you only think about their size. But
their bites are strong, and they move in great numbers, especially when there is a great deal of meat in the water, for instance, a cow, horse, or
even a person. Estimates vary, but some species of that fish have been known to strip a small cow in approximately five minutes flat. Sure, it takes a
great number of Piranha to do this, but each individual is simply ravenous.
While I doubt that the fish in the article from the OP, are numerous enough to be quite that devastating, that projecting mandible looks like its
bite strength would be quite potent, despite the size of the animal itself. So it might not be a straight up man killer, like some of its larger
cousins, but given the right (wrong) circumstances, I am certain it could badly injure someone, especially if it attacked near the femoral arteries,
the jugular, or the genitals, for example.
edit on 11-1-2018 by TrueBrit because: (no reason given)