National Geographic : 1939 Jan
I KEPT HOUSE IN A JUNGLE 123 DEADLY IS THE STRIKE OF THE CARIBE, FRENZIED AT THE SMELL OF BLOOD Traveling in schools of a hundred or more in South America's tropical streams, these fish are capable of reducing human beings to a skeleton in a few minutes (page 110). A drop of blood from a cut suffered by a bather, laundress, or fisherman attracts them instantly. When they charge en masse the water is lashed into a whirlpool as they voraciously swallow every shred of flesh. Photograph by Thomas F. Lee LUSTY BRAYS HERALD THE PRESENCE OF THE CARACAS BAKER BOY As he delivers bread and rolls to a housewife, the burro expresses vocal resentment at the wait. Between the containers, atop the animal's back, the deliveryman rides from house to house.