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What are some hazards you may encounter on Amazon River?


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September 22, 2009 2:46AM

1. Piranha (pronounced peer-AHN-ya) Small but vicious, sharp-toothed fish which attack men and animals in swarms, devouring them in minutes.

2. Giant catfish, reportedly up to 19 feet long, which have been known to snatch natives right off of their small boats.

3. A tidal wave which runs bank-full up the estuary for miles when the ocean tide rises higher than the mouth of the river.