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.
In American English, the name gar (or garpike) is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.