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Piranhas In The Amazon Became “Giant” Because Of Global Warming… Seriously ?!?

By now I think just about everybody in the world knows about Piranhas and how dangerous they are. From Movies, to documentaries and gazillions of YouTube videos, there is no lack of evidence supporting the deadly reality of this fish. They can attack in a pack of 100 and are also known to eat children.
 
That’s why it was kind of scary to hear Steve Townson, from Amazon-Angler, say that “climate change” (aka “Global Warming”) and warmer river water may be causing them to grow bigger. Now as a general rule, Black Piranhas are always larger than the more popular red belly Piranhas. The world record for a black piranha is just over 8 lbs or almost 4 kilos, but normally, anglers catch them in the 3 to 4 pound range which is about 1 and half to two kilos.
 
To give you an idea how big this piranha is , let’s compare it to a regular size Red Belly. With a biting power 3 times that of a crocodile, this not something you want getting any bigger… but over the next hour Steve caught 4 more piranha’s all over 7 lbs! Since man hasn’t been able to catalog all of the animal species on the entire planet yet, let alone the Amazon river, does this so-called “angler” really expect us to believe climate change can turn these fish into “giants”?
 
And that my friends brings me to the question of the day: Do you think “global climate change” is real and impacting wildlife in “strange and mysterious” ways we don’t yet understand? Or do you think climate change is just a myth. I’ll keep my own opinion to myself (but I guess you can tell what I really think already).
 
Tell me what you think in the comment section below. So, if climate change can turn piranhas into “giants”, what species do you think will be affected next… will we see “giant mosquitoes”, “giant rattlesnakes”, or giant saltwater crocodiles (oh wait, they already are giants) ? I think this guy’s theory is pure hokum , but sound-off with your opinion.

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