Girl Catches Piranha in Texas Lake

September 26, 2011 Updated Sep 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM EDT

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Girl Catches Piranha in Texas Lake

September 26, 2011 Updated Sep 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM EDT

A girl caught a red-bellied piranha in a Texas lake last month, just the second ever caught in the state, and the first since 1982, according to a story in the Houston Chronicle.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department verified the fish caught Aug. 27, was a piranha. It's likely that the piranha was likely released into the lake by someone who had kept it as a pet. Texas law prohibits sale and possession of live piranhas and other dangerous or potentially dangerous fish, according to the story.

Read the Houston Chronicle story HERE.