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fishermen reel in rare black alligator gar: 'Wild experience'

Jordan said he immediately recognized it as a melanistic alligator gar, which is a gar with a high level of melanin.

Typically, alligator gars are more of an olive brown color, according to National Geographic. FTW Outdoors reported that fishermen rarely see or catch melanistic alligator gar.

The fish can also grow up to 10 feet long and weigh up to 350 pounds, National Geographic reported.
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4meAndyou · F
Someone told me they are actually a prehistoric survivor.
@4meAndyou yes they are ...
Indy74 · 46-50, F
Wow!! This is amazing!!
MrBrownstone · 46-50, M
How big was it?
@MrBrownstone 5' feet they released it after
MrAboo · 36-40, M
Very cool! I once caught an alligator gar on some white nylon string I double knotted onto a hook. The gar basically got it's teeth entangled on the string. It was about 24 inches.
Wow, that’s really different.
@bijouxbroussard must have been really exciting to see at the moment

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