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PALATKA, October 21, 2003 (AP) — A northeast Florida man has died after putting a fish in his mouth, in what police said might have been an attempt to imitate a television stunt.

http://www.nbc-2.com/news/stories/102103-fishinmouth.shtml



Guess he didn't know this about that fish:

From the FWC Florida Native Fishes site:

The Palatka Piranha employs a unique defense mechanism to dissuade land bound predators,e.g; birds, reptiles and mammals from devouring it when out of the water.

Armed with excellent eyesight and a thick coat of slime, it will wiggle free of the grasp of the animal and launch itself head first into it's victim's open mouth whereupon it will raise it's dorsal spines and lodge itself into the predators throat. This natural strategy is perhaps flawed in that the defense usually results in the death of both predator and prey.
 

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Didn't the show say "Don't try this at home" Sad but stupid way to go.
 
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