PIRANHA ATTACK SWIMMERS IN ARGENTINA

At least 23 people have been attacked by a species of piranha known locally as the palometa while swimming in a river in northeastern Argentina.

To prevent more injuries, authorities in the town of Garupa have closed the municipal beach.

Ten palometa attacks were reported in Garupa during the first few days of December.

Victims include a 20-year-old woman who suffered a deep bite on her right foot.

Last year, there were reports of more than 70 people injured by palometas.

Bathers in other parts of Argentina have to watch out for sting-rays, while scorpions also become a hazard as temperatures rise.

Here’s a video I shot in Brazil about the biggest Piranha in the Amazon. Check it out. I’m sure you will like it.

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