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Oklahoma girl fish with ‘human’ teeth

A young girl in Oklahoma said they snagged a “stranger” to capture the weekend, are reeling in a fish, the wearing of “human-like” teeth.

(Tyler Howser/Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Services via AP)

A young girl in Oklahoma said they snagged a “stranger” to capture the weekend, are reeling in a fish, the wearing of “human-like” teeth.

Kennedy Smith, 11, was on a fishing trip in Fort Cobb Lake with her grandparents and brother on Sunday and was “very excited” when they hooked the fish on her line, she told The Associated Press.

But to Smith’s surprise, her grandmother was bitten by the animal while she tried to take the hook.

“I was confused because I knew that the fish with teeth are not normal. It was weird,” Smith told the outlet. “They were human, and that made it even weirder.”

Kennedy Smith, Lindsay, Okla, has a pacu, a native South American fish that they caught in a south-western Oklahoma lake in Caddo County, Okla. Game warden Tyler Howser said the pacu is considered to be an invasive species and was destroyed.

(Tyler Howser/Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Services via AP)

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Turns out that the strange looking creature was a Pacu, Caddo County game warden Tyler Howser told The Associated Press.

“I actually caught one myself,” Howser said. “As soon as I saw (it) I said, ‘I know what that is.'”

The fish, which is from South America, have family ties to the Piranha, according to the Oklahoma Game Wardens, who posted about “unique capture” on Facebook.

While the officers give to the fish can grow to be quite large, the one Smith caught only weighed about a pound, Howser said.

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While the officers give to the fish can grow to be quite large, the one Smith caught only weighed about a pound, Howser said.

(Tyler Howser/Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Services via AP)

The officials said the toothy creature probably got into it more after the first purchased as a pet and then get released as soon as it became too large.

Pacu are considered an invasive species that can destroy native Oklahoma fish ecosystem and environment, so the fish Kennedy was taken prisoner by the Oklahoma Department of wildlife Conservation, and destroyed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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