Toddler Loses Fingertip to Pet Piranha

An 18-month-old toddler lost her fingertip to the family's pet piranha Tuesday

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    An 18-month-old toddler lost her fingertip to the family's pet piranha Tuesday.

    It wasn't the dog. It was the fish. 

    The mother of an 18-month-old girl who had her finger bitten off initially suspected the family’s pet pitbull as the digit-chomping culprit.

    But a police investigation determined the tank of hungry piranhas swimming in the Bay Colony house in unincorporated Maine Township were probably to blame according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The toddler’s father reportedly cut open the piranha and recovered the missing fingertip before bringing the girl to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, the Sun-Times reported.

    Whether doctors were able to reattach the child’s fingertip remains unknown.