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?
|To bite off small bits
|She was so upset she could only nibble at her food.
|Nipping; smarting; keen
|Biting cold; a biting sensation on the tongue.
|An action done by a doctor to make you better
|I got treated for food poisoning at the hospital
|A person or thing that bathes
|They bathers went into the cold sea
|Take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force
|Iraq is beign attacked by the USA!
|Person who swims
|There are 2 swimmers in the sea
|I eat fish when I'm near the sea.
|The person in charge of safety at the beach or pool
|The lifeguard saved the drowning boy
to learn about the word 'enough'
to find out the difference between 'quit', 'quite' and 'quiet'