Angler snags alligator gar

A 39.5 lb. alligator gar was pulled from the Neosho River east of Parsons. Alligator gars aren't native to Kansas and have never been documented here.

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October 13, 2021 - 9:27 AM

Alligator gar - Atractosteus spatula

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fisheries officials are working to determine how a 39.5 lb. alligator gar ended up in a state river.

The Kansas Wildlife & Parks said an angler pulled the gar last week from the Neosho River east of Parsons.

Alligator gar aren’t native to Kansas and have never been documented here, the agency said.

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