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Biologists asking anglers for help with the alligator gar

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

An eight-foot-long fish with sharp teeth that resembles an alligator has been seen swimming all over the Sabine River according to local fishermen, and biologists want to know more.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the alligator gar is one of the oldest living fish in Texas.

Now the biologists are asking anglers for their help to find out more about these fascinating slow-growing fish and why they're worth the catch.

The department released a survey asking fishermen to share their experiences and opinions about the alligator gar, Texas’ largest freshwater fish.

“How they target them, what their intent is, if they are after them as trophy fish, if they’re after meat to harvest them, just get a better idea, generally about our angling population that is after these fish.”

The link to the alligator gar survey is https://survey.tpwd.state.tx.us/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=l2KH3655&Preview=true#

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