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Monster fish killed after terrorising Swiss swimmers 瑞士咬人怪魚警報解除

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Police divers have ended the reign of terror of a colossal fish that was attacking swimmers in a Swiss lake.

The zander, which was 70cm long and weighed 8kg, was harpooned after it bit six swimmers over a single weekend, fish warden Fabio Croci told local media.

Two swimmers were treated in hospital for bite wounds up to 10cm long after being attacked on Lake Maggiore, which borders Italy, he added.

Police divers at first tried to capture the carnivorous fish with a net, but when this failed they pursued the zander with a harpoon and managed to kill it.

The meat from the captured fish was served up to tourists at the lake.

“It is quite unusual for zanders to bite humans,” Croci said, adding he suspected the fish was suffering from a hormonal imbalance which could be responsible for its aggression.

(AFP)

瑞士一座湖泊出現一尾會攻擊泳客的大魚,警方的潛水人員終結了這尾大魚稱霸所造成的恐慌。

負責漁業管理的法比歐.克羅西對當地媒體表示,這尾長七十公分、重八公斤的鱸魚某週末咬傷了六名泳客後,即被警方人員用魚叉制伏。

他說,兩名泳客在馬焦雷湖被這尾巨鱸咬傷,因傷口長達十公分,被送往醫院治療;馬焦雷湖位於瑞士和義大利的邊界。

瑞士潛水人員本想用漁網捉住這尾肉食性大魚,這個方法失敗後,他們改用魚叉才將牠射殺。

這條被捕的巨鱸,魚肉被分送給遊客享用。

克羅西說:「鱸魚咬人十分不尋常。」他推測這尾魚應該是荷爾蒙失調才會攻擊泳客。(法新社╱翻譯:袁星塵)

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