Animals That Shouldn't Exist
What would you say this is a picture of?
An alligator/crocodile, mebbe?
Well, you'd be wrong. It's a fish.
The alligator gar is the largest species of gar and is the largest exclusively freshwater fish in North America. It can be as long as eight to twelve feet and often weighs at least 100 pounds at maturity. The current world record alligator gar weighed 279 pounds and was caught in the Rio Grande River in 1951. Even larger alligator gars -- over 300 pounds -- have been caught by trotliners.
What the hell? Like regular alligators aren't bad enough? Look at the head on this goddamn thing!
And they're just swimming around in rivers in North America! That's not kewl.
By min | August 22, 2008, 3:03 PM | Ummm... Other?
That is the very *definition* of cool.
You don't get a lot of transitional forms still around and kicking! (I'm guessing that's what this is and I'm too lazy to check to see if I'm right).
"Fishing At Strom Thumond Lake"???
You forgot the best part!
"Also unlike other gars, the alligator gar is capable of breathing air and can survive up to two hours above water." -Wikipedia