Alligator Gar

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Jeremy Wade with the Texas Park and Wildlife Dept.
Animal Planet/DCL

The Release

Being an air breather, the alligator gar shouldn’t be released straight into the water, but held for a few minutes until it has gulped air a few times and has recovered enough strength to do this unaided.

Many thanks to Bubba for his company and gar knowledge, and a memorable catch.

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