Nearly Wordless Wednesday: And now for something completely different!

I don't often post pictures of fish. For one thing, it's hard to get pictures of fish.

These are longnose gar. Their ancestors lived before the dinosaurs. They can grow to be six feet long and have very sharp teeth. We just happened to notice these (the larger of which may have been 3 or 4 feet long) in a pond (not the duck pond!) down at the beach last weekend.

They have armored plates and everything and are a top predator in some systems. Proof that God has a sense of humor?

Read more about this creature here.


Ray Barnes said…
Weird. Enough to put you off fish and chips for life.
Indeed! They don't look very tasty, do they?