Atractosteus spatula; Alligator Gar; The sighting occurred within Oncor ROW line, 1 km due west of 901 Pemberton Hill Rd. 4pm; This is very near White Rock Creek; Flood water was clear at depth of 4'-6', little detectable current. The lone fish swam slowly underneath my kayak. Estimated length at over 2 meters. My photos only show a form of the fish. It about freaked me out!
long nose gar at wetlands beach
Gar was seen on a creek overflowing across a road as it flopped to get to the other side. I did not get a good look at it, but not sure what else it would be unless another type of gar.
No other gar species occur in the LMR.
Village Creek Bioblitz
One individual found while electro shocking the water. It was in a three foot deep hole in a stream and under a cut in the bank. It was easily caught with a net and put on shore, where it flopped back towards the water. It remained alive out of the water for as long as fifteen minutes. It was 80 degrees and sunny.
A very large individual underneath a highway in rural Texas. Someone had caught it and kept it on the shore to die, since it predates fish. The water wasn't wonderful quality and there were not many fish to be found. The weather was in the 60-70 range and it was sunny; we found it awhile after it was caught, though.
Miami-Dade County, Florida, US
dead and on top of the levee. Thinking one of the hawks or nearby bald eagles hunted and dropped it.
Collier County, Florida, US
Long thin fish, with long snout. White belly, spots on the heterocercal caudal fin. Caught in Walbarger Creek
Palm Beach County, Florida, US
Time: 3:23 pm
Weather conditions: 72 degreed Fahrenheit, overcast with a little wind
Description: long mouth with sharp teeth, slender and spotted body with multiple fins, hard armored skin/scales, body was grey with medium sized brown spots mainly toward its rear and fins.
A single longnose gar had been caught using fishing nets at the creek and placed in a bucket. By the end of the trip, 2 other gars of the same species had been caught. They resided in deeper waters of the murky creek. About one and a half feet in length. Its teeth kept getting caught on the net, making it easier to catch. They also tended to stay close to the surface of the water even after being caught. Did not act aggressive towards other fish placed within the same bucket