One fisherman hooked a rare scary looking fish. The fish was strange-looking, and its color was jet black. The fisherman said in a post, “well… we found out Melanistic Gar do exist.” Local residents of the Texas water said the prehistoric and prized alligator gar is typically brown or olive in color.
Just how rare is the Melanistic Gar? So rare, experts don’t have enough data on them to give exact figures. Though harmless to humans, alligator gar are fierce enough in appearance and in name to inspire fearful myths about them. The fisherman did let the fish go after catching it.