Piranha Found In Britain’s Sewage System
A Piranha was found in a sewage system in England recently, which forced the British water companies to warn residents to stop flush exotic pets down the toilet. The native of South America pest, which will feed on pretty much anything and everything, was discovered by a team member of Southern Water District who had been carrying out checks in the West Sussex therapy works.
Today's #InvasivesWeek theme is exotic pets. Be kind to pets and the environment – never release them or allow them to escape into the wild. Look who turned up at our #Chichester works to mark the day! pic.twitter.com/dYgfa8RQTx
— Southern Water (@SouthernWater) March 28, 2018
The water utility company took to Twitter Wednesday and posted an image of the piranha that was found dead already. The business said the animal probably belonged to somebody who flushed it down the toilet after it died.
Be kind to pets and the environment – never release them or let them to escape into the wild, the company tweeted with a picture of the fish.
“Whoever owned this exotic animal must have flushed it down the toilet, I do not think it managed to migrate all this way”, Southern Water spokeswoman Nicola Crichton told the Telegraph. So for those of you who haven’t seen movies like Alligator from the 1980’s, now might be a good a time as ever to teach the kids a thing of two about flushing pets down the toilets!