Did anyone tell the Amazon swimmer about the candirú?

Candirú is the Amazon’s most notorious fish, and the only known vertebrate to parasitize humans. Attracted to the smell of urine, Vandellia cirrhosa will follow the urine’s path, swim into the penis, and, with it’s umbrella-like spines, lodge itself inside the urethra. Removal is grim.

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