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Re: NFC: Re: Is it safe
Yeah, you mentioned the candiru catfish of the Amazon. Supposedly much more
feared among natives of the region than piranha, because it also attacks
warm-blooded animals, including man!
This tiny little jewel apparently enters one of the body's orifi (is that
plural for orifice?), extends it's spines, thus lodging itself in whatever
channel it's in, and feeds on the resulting blood flow. Nasty, many have
died unpleasantly as a result of infections, etc. after meeting this
If you ever collect the Amazon basin, speedos are highly recommended!
One more reason to collect natives, instead of invading Brazil or Peru in
search of tropical treasures!
>From: MDWfield at aol_com
>Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
>To: nfc at actwin_com
>Subject: Re: NFC: Re: Is it safe
>Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 22:24:12 EST
>Cutlips Minnow - eats scales and (sometimes) eyes.
>Red-belly piranha - bites off pieces of bigger fish (during dry season).
>Hagfish - eats large (dead) fish from inside out. (Or is that a fish-like
>Hemicetopsis candiru - bores into large (usually living) fishes and chows
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