Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stop Freaking Me Out!


Meet the Alligator Gar. This big fish can reach a length of 14 ft and weigh up to 350lbs. It can breathe both water and air (for up to 2 hours) and has been unchanged for over 100 million years.

5 comments:

jboypacman said...

I saw these on the River Monsters...Scary as heck!

Belle said...

Too bad he is unchanged for so long. He must be awful lazy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a fish? That is freaky.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Nothing that lives in the oceans is good. I eat them under duress because they are so yummy.

Paladin said...

Aligator Gar are freshwater fish... which adds to the "HOLY CRAP" factor. They are quite common around here in rivers and lakes. People bowfish for them (harpoon like arrows attached to lines shot from bows). We catch them fairly often when fishing below the spillway from Lake Texoma in the Red River.