Animals

What It's Like to Be Devoured Alive by Piranhas

Everyone grows up hearing stories about fearsome piranhas - the fish that can strip a man’s skin from his bones. Can piranhas kill you? Absolutely. While human flesh doesn't make up the bulk of a piranha's diet, it turns out they can actually eat people up if they’re hungry enough. 

Based on their size, piranhas are some of the most powerful predators in the world. Because they usually travel in large schools, you’re never going to be dealing with just one little angry fish - you’ll be dealing with tens, if not hundreds. 

So, what exactly happens when being eaten by piranhas? Unfortunately no one has survived a full-scale piranha attack to describe it firsthand. But if you’re planning on taking a trip to South America anytime soon, you might want to take a look at what it’s like when you’re being eaten by piranhas before getting in the water with the fierce fish.

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