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A boy caught a South American fish with human-like teeth in an Oklahoma pond

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel. An avid fisherman in Oklahoma recently caught something unusual in his neighborhood pond. Using a piece of bread as bait, 11-year-old Charlie Clinton reeled in a South American fish with humanlike teeth. It's a relative of the better-known piranha, but the pacu is a vegetarian. No joke, though - state wildlife officials took the opportunity to remind us all not to dump exotic pets in local waterways. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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Leila Fadel is a national correspondent for NPR based in Los Angeles, covering issues of culture, diversity, and race.