Piranha Scare Has No Teeth After All

Good news for bathers at the Kinneret. The vicious-looking fish discovered in the lake last week were not piranha, as feared, but another fish – of the vegetarian persuasion.

Hebrew University scientists who examined specimens of the fish said that while they bear a striking resemblance to the carnivorous piranha, they were, in fact another South American species known as the “paco.” The fish use their teeth, the scientists explained, to crack nuts.

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