Piranha caught In Lake Bentonville
BENTONVILLE (KATV) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed with Channel 7 News Sunday that a piranha was caught in Lake Bentonville last week.According to AGFC Assistant Chief of Communications, Keith Stephens, the fish was caught on Friday. Stephens said people have caught piranhas in Arkansas before, but they don't last long.
"We get a few pacus and piranhas caught from time to time. They get too big from someone's aquarium and they release them. They cannot survive our low winter water temperatures, so no populations have ever been established," Stephens said.
According to AGFC piranhas are among several species of exotic animals that are unlawful to import or transport.