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Swedish men warned of crotch-chomping fish

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Re: Another reason to stay on the boat:

I did spent about a week and half happily cruising off the southwest coast of Sweden back in 1980. There are literally hundreds of small islands off the coast that make it a fantastic cruising ground. We went swimming often. I sure hope these little guys weren't around back then.
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Re: Another reason to stay on the boat:

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I did spent about a week and half happily cruising off the southwest coast of Sweden back in 1980. There are literally hundreds of small islands off the coast that make it a fantastic cruising ground. We went swimming often. I sure hope these little guys weren't around back then.
You'd probably know it if they were.
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Re: Another reason to stay on the boat:

They won't survive below 8 degrees celcius (46 F) so a few months from now - if there was more than one - they will be dead (and we will still be bathing). Anyways not a problem here in DK as we have big ....s
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Re: Another reason to stay on the boat:

Silly article. That fish would bite your finger or toe just as likely as going for your pecker.
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Re: Another reason to stay on the boat:

Stay on board? I'm staying at the top of the mast.

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Re: Another reason to stay on the boat:

Like the crocodile said about the Conquistadors, "Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside!".

I'd expect those fish have learned where they can get a bite full of flesh without any bones.

Between them and candiru, maybe the Polar Bears have the right idea after all.
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Re: Another reason to stay on the boat:

I don't think you have to worry about being bitten by a Pacu in Sweden. They are native to South America. The ParanŠ river is full of them. We have a pond on our farm stocked with them and they are utterly harmless. They are the only fish I know of that can be caught using fruit as bait (banana or avocado work well). Not the best eating though- too many bones!
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They are the only fish I know of that can be caught using fruit as bait (banana or avocado work well)
avocado (n.) from earlier aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuakatl "avocado" (with a secondary meaning "testicle" probably based on resemblance)

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... Not the best eating though-...
That's because they taste like balls!

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