Fishermen recently caught a piranha in the River Maritza
in the Thracian province of Edirne, Anatolian news agency reported today.
The fish, which was 45 centimeters long, might have been
left in the river by someone who had previously kept the fish in an aquarium
since such a species does not naturally live in Turkey, according to the
The fisherman also suspected that more piranhas might be
in the river due to their procreation rate.
"If the number of these fish has increased in the
river, they could attack humans in addition to other fish when they are
starved," one of the fishermen said.