Sunday, December 04, 2005
Gar In The Marsh
Gar are superbly adapted to Florida conditions. They are usually some of the last survivors when our seasonal droughts catch the other fish unprepared.
They can gulp air at the surface when ponds get low, warm, and oxygen levels drop. They are fast with a fish-snatching mouth full of fish snagging needle teeth. A minnow's nightmare.
Their scales aren't flat and flimsy like other fish. They are bony armor plate.
As a little extra survival adaptation, their eggs are poisonous.
Posted by R.Powers at 10:54 AM