20 September 2010

bestiary: alligator gar

so here's a fish that i had no idea existed. these guys are the largest of the gar species, reaching ten feet and 300 pounds. i cansee these guys being (mis)featured in some 3d horror fish movie but they don't really seem to attack humans. they're eggs are poisonous to us though. they're native to waters in the US and seemed to be fished for pretty regularly. some parts of the states consider them a bit of a delicacy not unlike, well, alligators. atractosteus spatula in moleskine.

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