Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Piraña for Lunch


Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peruvian Amazon

19 comments:

Fabien said...

Je crois que je préfèrerais me passer de repas ;-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I never knew they were edible, thought that they eat us!!! Diane

Lowell said...

Yikes! It's usually the other way around, isn't it. You become the pirana's lunch? Fascinating. I've never seen a photo of one close up!

JM said...
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JM said...

@Fabien: You bet, that's exactly what I should have done! LOL! Actually, the Piraña became a soup: Piraña AND BANANA soup, can you imagine?! When the native cook took the pan cover off at table the Piraña's head was floating with teeth up... I had to have some just to be polite. :-)

magda said...

Wonderful photos!!!
I wish I were there to eat delicious fish soup!!!

DeeBee L. said...

You don't really want that little guy on your fingers!! :)

Photo Cache said...

look at those teeth. they mean business.

Pat said...

Great picture! I didn't know they were that big. Fearsome teeth!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Oh, it is not just the 'movies' (just joking) ! that's really something !

Barb said...

Well thats just kinda scary! Are they really edible?....Barb

L.D. said...

Pirana banana soup with the teeth as garnish. Yum

P.N. Subramanian said...

But they look too good in an aquarium.

Sciarada said...

Ciao JM, With those teeth who eats whom?

Have a good day!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Piranhas too love humans for lunch! :)

Elisa said...

I´ve never seen one so close!
Have a nice weekend:)
Elisa, Argentina

Pooch Purple Reign said...

that is just craazy !!
the soup actually sounds kinda good tho :) after removing the head
~laura

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh boy, that's a big one! They're too bony, but caldo de piranha is very tasty!
God bless you!
Cezar

Francisca said...

I'd rather have piranha and banana soup than a piranha have me! Why did I think they were much smaller than this...?