The problem with piranhas

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Authorities in a state in Brazil's northeast region are scrambling to take the fright and the bite off the beach after piranhas sunk their teeth into about 100 beachgoers.

The problem – rather fearsome given piranhas' horror-movie teeth and ability to sink them into human flesh – has been the biggest at the main beach area in Piaui state; authorities said they need to act fast to reduce a piranha overpopulation situation.

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Meanwhile, closer to home, officials in Texas are reminding people that keeping piranhas as pets is not advised. The warning this week comes after a 5-year-old girl on her first fishing expedition hooked a red-bellied piranha at a lake near Houston.

Lindsay Schutte used a hot dog to lure her unique prize.

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