Monday, August 09, 2004

Teen Bitten By Piranha In Fountain

For all those times when I thought I could just dive into the Fountains for money...not once did I ever think this would happen.

Teen Bitten By Piranha In Fountain Taken from the AP wire: Thursday, August 5, 2004

"HONG KONG -- A Hong Kong teenager reached into a fountain hoping to scoop up a fish but ended up being bitten by what turned out to be a man-eating piranha, officials said Tuesday.

The 14-year-old boy required three stitches to his left index finger but was not seriously injured in the attack early Monday morning, Housing Authority spokeswoman May Tham said.

A cleaning crew drained the fountain the next morning and found it had contained two piranhas -- apparently pets that had been abandoned in the fountain at a public housing project.

Ming Pao Daily News ran a photo of the dead piranhas and one of the boy, with his left hand in a sling and blood on his short pants."

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