I need a pair of scissors and make it snappy! Man demonstrates raw power of piranha's jaws as it slices through stick


The daring man grips the piranha in his left hand and prepares to put a stick in its open jaw

When traveling through the rainforest, you naturally can't always lay your hands on common household items, like a pair of scissors, for example.
But when you're surrounded by feisty piranhas, this daring man seems to think it is not a problem.
Gripping a killer piranha with only his bare hand, he shows the frightening bite of the fish by holding up a stick to its mouth and using the animal's jaws as a pair of scissors.

Its frightening jaw quickly snaps down on the stick

In a flash the stick is cut away - like a very sharp pair of scissors

The end of the stick is cut away in a flash, to the shock of onlookers heard gasping behind the camera.
The fish is seen continuing to snap its jaw even after the stick has been taken away.
The incredible video, shot in the Cuyabeno Rainforest in Ecuador has been watched close to 900,000 times on YouTube by awe-struck viewers.

The fish continues to snap away at the stick until the man's fingers get dangerously close to the piranha's mouth

Indigenous to South American rivers, the flesh-eating specimens are feared for their row of sharp teeth used for rapid puncture and shearing.
But while the intrepid man in the video gets away unscathed, the very real danger of the fish is currently being felt in China where a man was attacked by a specimen far from home.

Just a short few inches of the stick is left after the piranha has got his teeth around it

A sharp-snouted piranha attacked Zhang Kaibo while he was washing his dog in the Liu river in the south-west Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China
The Chinese authorities have offered a £100 bounty to anyone who catches any of the piranhas, thought to have been released into the river by a tropical fisherman.

Authorities have trawled the river with a meat-baited net, but despite hauling 10kgs of fish they have yet to catch any.

Zhang Kaibo needed stitches in his hand after three piranhas attacked him as he washed his dog in the Liu river. He managed to grab one, but it died shortly after he took it home

Authorities have trawled the river with a meat-baited net, but have yet to catch the piranhas among the 10kg of fish they scooped up. It is hoped a money reward will entice fishermen to take up the challenge

source: dailymail