Piranha drama blocks up sewers in UK

9 April 2014

PIRANHAS Piranhas have been unleashed into the water system in Shropshire. Or to clarify, Water inspectors investigating a blocked sewer discovered the cause of the blockage was piranhas.

PIRANHAS!

Fortunately these piranhas were dead, otherwise shit would've got a bit real and terrifying for a bit then, however as anyone knows, piranhas don't actually attack you

In a statement, Severn Trent Water said: "It appears that a nearby resident had been disposing of dead fish, including piranhas, down the toilet and they had blocked the sewers. This is the second sewer blockage in the Shropshire area caused by odd items. In January, the company reported sewers in Ditton Priors near Bridgnorth were blocked by piles of pants that had been flushed down the toilet."

Severn Trent inspectors, Matt Final and Jay Slater, who were sent to investigate the Telford blockage said: "We've certainly seen some weird things in the sewers over the years but we were a little shocked to remove piranhas. You wouldn't think a fish of this size would fit down a toilet, but this is just one example of amazing things we find blocking the sewers."

After an image of the killer fish appeared in a Shropshire newspaper, keen readers were quick to point out that it wasn't piranhas after all. One reader said: "Those are not piranhas, they appear to be some sort of cichlid, possibly Malawian. Piranhas have extremely small scales and a fused lower jaw. Not to mention the fin and body structure is all wrong."

"Having been an avid fishkeeper for many years as well as having a degree in marine and freshwater biology, I get extremely frustrated when fish are mislabled, especially when everyone jumps to the piranha as a default for a large fish."

What's more important here is that some nutter flushed their undercrackers down the toilet. What sort of nutjob sticks their undies down a toilet?

TOPICS:   Utilities

1 comment

  • Bob
    What sort of nutjob sticks their undies down a toilet? - women. "Piranhas don’t actually attack you" - what sort of nutjob makes a stupid statement like that?

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