As with most of my art I paint, draw, design from my life here in Louisiana and my child hood growing up. Things that stay in my memory like finding that large stach of dead gar cauces on the bayou bank. In honor of the Alligator Gar I did a simple design that actually sells well on the web at Zazzle. Click the image to see the details of that design.
Here is a link to all my Alligator Gar designs: http://www.zazzle.com/figstreetstudio/gar+gifts?rf=238720872070265283
Info on Alligator Gar from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alligator_gar
" Alligator Gar ("Gator Gar"), Atractosteus spatula, is a primitive ray-finned fish. Unlike other Gars, the mature Alligator Gar possesses a dual row of large teeth in the upper jaw. Its name derives from the alligator-like appearance of these teeth along with the fish's elongated snout. The dorsal surface of the Alligator Gar is a brown or olive-color, while the ventral surface tends to be lighter. Their scales are diamond-shaped and interlocking (ganoid) and are sometimes used by Native Americans for jewelry."
Recent Alligator Gar Story and Picture from http://www.mediapush.info/giant-alligator-gar-caught-in-mississippi-photo-1419.html
February 24, 2011-"Thе tаƖе wаѕ WAPT-TV, Jackson MS, that detailed thаt thе catch by Kenny Williams took рƖасе іn Chotard Lake, Issaquena County. Williams talked tο thе press, saying:bу
“I don’t even know hοw tο describe іt. It wаѕ јυѕt enormous аnԁ hard tο ɡеt іntο thе boat.” Adding thаt thе alligator gar weighed аn impressive total οf 327 lbs. Thе mass οf thе alligator gar іѕ οn thе οthеr hand 8 ft аnԁ 5 ¼ inches long аnԁ 47.95 inches around thе body. Thіѕ сουƖԁ bе thе Ɩаrɡеѕt animal οf іtѕ kind еνеr caught.
Commonly аn alligator gar measures 7-8 ft аnԁ weighs 100 tο 120 lbs."