Looks like it was this piranha’s lucky day.
Typically out in the wild, crocodiles and caimans look at piranhas as prey due to their much larger size.
So, needless to say when a piranha sees a caiman carcass, it’s going to take advantage of a rare opportunity.
That’s exactly what happened in this video.
Piranhas don’t play games pic.twitter.com/GNiz6BnILv
— Animal Smackdown (@animalsmack) January 19, 2024
A few lucky individuals got to witness the incredibly rare scene of a piranha consuming the carcass, and was making pretty good work of it. This piranha couldn’t pass up on a golden opportunity for a feast, and that’s exactly what it did.
Piranhas thrive in warm, saltwater habitats, and are typically found in river systems of central and southern South America.
However, these creatures have been found in the United States before in saltwater areas such as Florida and California.
So, you best believe this gives me yet another reason to never want to step foot in a saltwater system in Florida or California anytime soon.