The discovery of an alien fish species in a small lake in Illinois has put locals and tourists on edge because the fish posses dangerous-looking teeth and bear a striking resemblance to ravenous piranha.
This saga began when a NewsChannel 5 viewer informed the station that piranhas were being caught by fishermen in Lake Lou Yaeger, which is located in the community of Litchfield.
(One fish was captured on June 7 and a second was reportedly hooked more recently.)
It seemed eerily like a landlocked version of “Jaws,” but without the enormous shark and corny lines, such as, “I think we’re going to need a bigger boat.”
Lake-goers and officials were understandably concerned because piranhas are flesh-tearing predators that, according to popular belief, can reduce large animals — or people — to skeletons in minutes..