Watch As A Dead Piranha Almost Takes This Guy’s Finger Off…I’ll Bet He Won’t Do That Again
Tim Wells is no stranger to the outdoors, he has done several hunting and fishing videos and posted them to his YouTube channel and on Facebook. For a guy that does this sort of thing for a living, he sure seems to take a lot of chances and is rather careless, but that’s only my opinion. Granted, there is no such thing as a 100% guarantee of personal safety when doing what he does for a living, but being extra careful can at least put the odds in your favor. Piranhas have a well deserved reputation for ferocity, apparently even when you cut them in half, as Tim found-out the ‘hard way’ in the video below. What I don’t understand, is that at the beginning of the video, Tim made a point of showing the teeth and jaws of the fish and he seemed to know that a bite from the business end of a piranha could be quite awful. And yet, when cleaning the fish he got careless and got his finger bitten down to the bone…not exactly the smartest move that’s for sure.
Piranhas have one of the strongest bites found in bony fishes. Relative to body mass, the black piranha (Serrasalmus rhombeus) produces one of the most forceful bites measured in vertebrates. This extremely powerful bite is generated by large jaw muscles (adductor mandibulae) that are attached closely to the tip of the jaw, conferring the piranha with a mechanical advantage that favors force production over bite speed. Strong jaws combined with finely serrated teeth make them adept at tearing flesh.