03 March 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova

Piranhas attack 20 people in ''Feeding Frenzy''


On February 21st twenty bathers were attacked in a river while swimming off a beach in southern Brazil. Suddenly they felt biting and severe nibbling to their feet and legs. Man-eating Palometas - a species of Piranha, attacked their legs and feet!

The victims were left with wounds to parts of their body and were treated at the scene by lifeguards.
A report said low water levels resulted in a shortage of food - where the Piranhas saw the limbs as a “feeding frenzy''
One woman lost her toe - she saw blood and ran out of the river screaming - ''I'm not going back in there.....!''

...Do we blame her?

Dory just can't remember, she's definitely not a dangerous fish - Finding Nemo.


  • Are all fish dangerous?

  • Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito?

  • What is the job of a lifegaurd?


Word Image Definition Example Listen
Nibbling To bite off small bits She was so upset she could only nibble at her food. Listen
Biting Nipping; smarting; keen Biting cold; a biting sensation on the tongue. Listen
Treated An action done by a doctor to make you better I got treated for food poisoning at the hospital Listen
Bathers A person or thing that bathes They bathers went into the cold sea Listen
Attack Take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force Iraq is beign attacked by the USA! Listen
Swimmer Person who swims There are 2 swimmers in the sea Listen
Fish Sea food I eat fish when I'm near the sea. Listen
Lifeguard The person in charge of safety at the beach or pool The lifeguard saved the drowning boy Listen

 Grammar Structures 

Click here to learn about the word 'enough'

Click here to find out the difference between 'quit', 'quite' and 'quiet'


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