The story you are about to read here is true, although it doesnâ€™t sound that way. Male readers may be advised to turn to the Newsroomâ€™s Sports section.
Anyway, a pacu is the name of a South American freshwater fish that is said to be a cousin of the piranha. One was caught in Passaic on Saturday.
The pacu is a little more sedate than the piranha. They feed on vegetation and tree nuts. But perhaps the fish has vision issues. Because according to NorthJersey.com, the pacu has occasionally mistaken testicles for tree nuts.
NBC 10 Philadelphia reported that Tom Boylan caught the 10-inch fish at Third Ward Veterans Memorial Park in Passaic. The pacu featured an orange belly and fins, and what Boylan called â€śhuman-like teeth.â€ť