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Piranhas Found In Ukrainian Lake

(RFE/RL) May 23, 2006 -- Naturalists have reportedly discovered piranhas living in a lake in Ukraine's eastern Dnipropetrovsk region.

The carnivorous fish are native to the Amazon River.

They were believed to have entered Kasianka Lake after being dumped there by a local resident tired of keeping them as pets.

It is not clear how many of the fish are living in the lake or how long they have been there.

(Interfax, dpa)

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