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Rare fish with human-like teeth found in New Jersey lake

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-24 06:10:43-04

DELRAN, N.J. -- A rare fish with human-like teeth typically found in the Amazon was caught navigating New Jersey waters.

The fish is a South American pacu and it was found swimming in Swedes Lake in southern Jersey.

It's related to Piranhas, but their teeth aren't sharp. It reportedly uses its teeth to bite the testicles of fishermen and swimmers.

Wildlife officials say someone likely bought it as a pet, but decided to release it in the pond.