- A string of piranha assaults has taken place on the Paraguay River in current weeks, per reviews.
- The our bodies of 4 swimmers recovered with horrific bites, reviews say.
- Piranhas are notably aggressive throughout their breeding season, which runs from October to March.
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The corpses of 4 swimmers had been found with horrific bites following a string of vicious piranha assaults in Paraguay, in keeping with reviews.
The primary loss of life occurred final Sunday. A 22-year-old man vanished whereas swimming within the Paraguay River, in keeping with MailOnline. The media outlet reported that he was found 45 minutes later with a number of components of his physique having been chewed on by the piranhas.
The second assault additionally occurred on the Paraguay River, close to the city of Puerto Rosario. It’s believed that piranhas attacked a 49-year-old man who had drowned whereas having a coronary heart assault, per the Paraguayan newspaper La Nacion. He had extreme bites on his face and toes from the piranhas, per the Evening Standard.
Two different individuals had been additionally discovered lifeless with piranha bites on Sunday within the Tebicuary River — a tributary of the Paraguay River.
At the very least 20 others have been injured by piranhas in current weeks, in keeping with the Evening Standard.
A number of swimmers had been nipped on New Yr’s Day on the Bella Vista seaside membership in Itapua, The Mirror reported. A supervisor on the membership informed the paper that the membership is trying into utilizing chemical substances within the water to maintain the piranhas away.
Biologist Hector Vera informed La Nacion that piranhas are usually aggressive throughout their breeding season, from October to March. Male piranhas will assault as a result of they’re attempting to guard their eggs and younger, he mentioned.
Locals have been warned to keep away from bathing within the rivers throughout this era, per MailOnline.