Piranhas can feast on their food literally in seconds

Piranha, also called caribe or piraya, any of more than 60 species of razor-toothed carnivorous fish of South American rivers and lakes, with a somewhat exaggerated reputation for ferocity. In movies such as Piranha (1978), the piranha has been depicted as a ravenous indiscriminate killer with the depiction that it can even eat human beings!

Because of how Piranhas are portrayed in movies, it created a sense of fear for people. But, have you ever wondered if its really possible for a piranha to eat a human being or what kinds of food does the piranha really prefer?

In this viral video uploaded on the video streaming site, Youtube, a group if hungry piranhas was filmed as they struggled with one another to get a chance to eat the food given to them.

At the start of the video, the water was really calm as if there were no fishes nearby. Then, a person threw a piece of food in the form of dead fishes into the water. Just seconds later, the piranhas started to gather around the food and tried to squiggle their way into taking a bite of the precious meal.

After just a blink, the food thrown can no longer be found and the water calmed again as if nothing happened.

For the second throw, a whole dressed chicken was thrown into the water. It did not take long for the piranhas to have their fill of the meal and the dressed chicken completely disappeared just seconds after it was thrown into the sea.

Piranhas sure have a unique way of trying to cure their hunger.

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