First, I am a bit of a hypochondriac. Case in point, Great Floridian Triathlon, a few years ago, I almost worked myself up so much over the brain eating amoeba, that I couldn't race....it was borderline pathetic I realize.
Second, a pacu fish sits right next door to the piranha on the fish family tree. In recent years this funny lookin' fella has become a popular domestic pet. While this omnivore's incisors are not nearly as razor sharp as it's carnivorous cousin, they are still quite concerning. I have also learned that all too often pacu pet owners flush or dump these fish in lakes when they outgrow their tanks; and that the pacu fish can grow to 60 lbs in the wild - frightening!
So where is this going??
Well, third, a fisherman just caught one of these babies in Lake Woodlands, TX on May 5th...and where is the swim for Ironman Texas...you guessed it...Lake Woodlands, TX.
A special thanks to "the friend" who shared this information.