Frightening close-up lose look at piranha in Amazon lake

We're all aware of the fearsome reputation of the piranha fish, but it's rare we get to see one at close range.

That was the questionable treat enjoyed by tourists in the Amazon in Ecuador when their guide fished one out of the lake and gave them an uncomfortable view of the creature's razor-sharp teeth.

It's a little-known fact that piranhas are shy and reclusive and will rarely bite a healthy person.

But you still wouldn't want to share the water with one of these critters.

Take a closer look in the video above.

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