Piranhas found in Japan river

May 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

ATSUGI, Japan, May 3 (UPI) -- Officials in a Japanese town have banned children from a local stream after three piranhas recently were pulled from a nearby river.

Administrators in Atsugi, Kanagawa prefecture, said two of the meat-eating fish were pulled Saturday from the Zenmyo River and a third was caught Monday, Kyodo news reported Thursday.

The officials said each of the fish was about 4 inches long.

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