Kyle Owens, a 10-year-old from Ohio, went fishing for catfish this past weekend but caught something he was not expecting.
Thinking he caught a 10-pound catfish, he quickly realized it was no catfish when he noticed it had teeth. Actually, two rows of teeth, top and bottom.
“I didn’t know what the heck it was,” said Owen. His neighbors were at a loss as well.
An employee from a local exotic fish store told Owens that he had probably caught a cousin of the piranha called a Pacu, a native to the Amazon. Officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources believe someone likely dumped the fish when it got too big.
Wherever the fish came from, Owens said he has big plans for his big catch. “We’re going to stuff it,” he said.
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