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29/12/2011 06:10 GMT | Updated 29/12/2011 06:20 GMT

Testicle-Eating Killer Fish Caught By British Angler In Papua New Guinea (Video) (Pictures)

53-year-old fisherman Jeremy Wade is the host of ITV's River Monsters TV show, which sends our man Wade across the globe to hook a variety of nasty underwater beasties. His latest catch of the day? A testicle-eating killer fish from Papua New Guinea.

Known by locals as "The Ball Cutter" because of its tendency to leap out of the water and castrate young fishermen, the official term for the fish is the slightly less intimidating "Pacu".

Guiding a small wooden rowboat into the pacu's waters, Wade caught the 40lb fish wearing just a pair of shorts and a shirt for protection.

Originally from the Amazon, these most fearsome of fish were introduced to Papua New Guinean waters just 15 years ago. In Brazil, their human-like teeth were required for crushing nuts and seeds - in foreign climbs, it appears they work just as well on human testicles.

In the photos below, you can see Wade, post-fish wrestle, revealing the extraordinary teeth of this extraordinary fish that's left more than a few locals bleeding to death.

"The bleeding was so severe that they died," explains Wade. "The locals told me that this thing was like a human in the water, biting at the testicles of fishermen. They didn’t know what it was."

Still don't believe the extreme angler, despite video footage? Feel free to leave any "Sounds fishy to me" comments below...