Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Giant Dinosaur Fish Caught in Mississippi!!
It makes me feel like all is right with the world and that there are still deep and dark, unknown places left to be explored.
I truly get depressed when it appears that nearly every foot of land has been trod and every fathom plumbed. I know there are huge issues yet to be resolved: reconciling quantum theory with general relativity, etc., but those are such advanced, esoteric items that it is something tangible like this that I truly get excited about.
A Mississippi man caught this record breaking, 327 pound, 8+ foot Alligator Gar in a lake this past week. A relatively primitive fish, the Alligator Gar can survive outside water for a couple hours, has been known to attack man with its dual rows of sharp teeth and is the largest freshwater fish in North America.
Just don't put me in a pond with it!
Mississippi man catches record Alligator Gar...