Monday, October 09, 2006

Piranhas in Lake Gaston???

Years ago, my very young nephew visited us at Lake Gaston for the first time. He knew how to swim, but swimming pools were more his thing and he was a bit trepidatious about swimming in the lake. He started firing off questions - "Are there sharks???", "What about rip-tide???", "Pirahnas???" Of course I answered, no, no, no, but now this photo shows up in the Lake Gaston Gazette:

pacu fish in Lake Gaston

According to the wildlife expert that was called in to identify this 10-year old boy's catch of the day, it's a pacu fish, actually a cousin of the piranha.


LauraHinNJ said...

Don't tell your nephew!

Susan said...

That's just what I was thinking. I also told my husband not to tell his granddaughter.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

When I was little I was afraid of snapping turtles in the lake... now this!!! That's a creepy smile on that fish!