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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:20 PM

'Not what you expect in Doncaster': suspected piranhas found in lake

Late on Monday night, a reporter at the Doncaster Free Press received an unusual phone call. A piranha, one of the world’s fiercest predators normally found stalking the waters of the Amazon basin, had apparently been discovered in a lake in Doncaster.

There were dramatic rumours of ducks being massacred and other wildlife being torn to shreds by the razor-toothed fish in the freezing waters of Martinwells Lake.

Too late to be an April Fools’ Day prank, the story seemed so far-fetched that many locals simply confined it to the territory of urban legends and demanded further proof.

Incredibly, photographs have begun to emerge of a couple of fish that look just like the South American predator. It is thought they may have been pets, which an owner then released into the water when they became too big.


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