Piranhas found at Lake of Ozarks

October 25, 2007: Flesh eating fish have been found in the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri Department of Conservation confirms two piranhas were found at different locations in the lake over the past two weeks.

One was found near the five-mile marker; the other was caught near the Niangua Bridge.

Conservation officials say the meat-eating South American fish are being discarded after they outgrow aquariums; both piranhas were about eight inches long.

The owner of Carousel Pets in Jefferson City says piranha owners should be cautious.

Don TMt worry, there's no fear of a piranha invasion at the lake.

The fish cannot survive winter temperatures; they also cannot breed with other species.