Think you’ve seen a big alligator gar before? It wasn’t as big as this monster.
A technician for Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Coastal Fisheries division, Kevin Willis, recently hauled in the alligator gar of a lifetime. While it’s unclear whether he was personally fishing or doing a survey, this alligator gar really needs no explanation.
The monster was caught in Matagorda Bay, about 90 miles south of Houston, as reported by the Houston Chronicle, and was also released. Do you wade fish in the bay, Texans? Have fun remembering this monster is out there, and probably ones bigger than he are swimming around, too!
There’s no official recording of weight and length released yet, but it clearly dwarfs Willis in the photo shared on the Coastal Fisheries – Texas Parks & Wildlife page. Alligator gar can grow up to about 8 feet in length (though some claim they’ve seen them as long as 10 feet, with no official measure of course) and weigh about 300 pounds.
If the Houston Texans are in the market for an offensive lineman, maybe they could consider signing up this alligator gar! Not that funny? Okay, okay.