Friday, December 27, 2013

Sounds Fishy to Me ...

I noted this interesting article on CNN online this morning: 70 People Injured in Argentine Fish Attack.

It appears that people enjoying a Christmas Day swim in Argentina's Parana River were suddenly set upon by a large school of carnivorous fish related to the dreaded piranha. Many of the swimmers were injured, including a 7-year-old girl who lost part of one of her pinky fingers. The article quotes Ricardo Biasatti, sub secretary of Natural Resources for the state in which the attack took place, as saying the incident was "isolated and insignificant," considering the size of the river.

This was no doubt comforting to the young lady with the truncated pinky.

The moral of the story is, of course, if you are in Argentina and feel compelled to swim, you might consider trying the local YMCA or other public recreational pool less likely to be infested with lawyers carnivorous fish.

Just a word to the wise as you prepare to swim into 2014.

Have a good day. More thoughts to sink your teeth into coming in the future. For tomorrow, be sure to come back for Cartoon Saturday.



Duckbutt said...

I'll dtick to mate drinking and tangoing if I ever go there.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those teeth look fearsome enough to keep me out of Argentine waters!

Mike said...

They forgot to throw their sacrificial cow in the river before hand.

Big Sky Heidi said...

They look like they would be good breaded and deep-fried.

Grand Crapaud said...

More thoughts to sink your teeth into .....sounds a little fishy to me.