30-Pound Piranha Outgrows Its Welcome
Tank Weighs More Than 2,000 Pounds
POSTED: 7:19 a.m. EDT June 3, 2002
OXFORD, Ohio -- Annette Buskirk has grown very attached to her pet fish.
Unfortunately, it's getting a bit big -- and has quite an appetite.
The Oxford, Ohio, woman is the proud owner of a 30-pound piranha named Pacu.
But the fish keeps on growing and eats three meals a day so Buskirk, who lives on Social Security, is trying to give it away. She's tried one aquarium, but it already has piranhas.
Pacu eats a wide variety of foods, including potatoes, broccoli, cantaloupe, liver, frogs and fish. Buskirk says, "It feels like I'm living with Jaws."
The piranha's tank dominates her living room, weighing more than 2,000 pounds with gravel and water. Link to story