An alligator gar in Texas has earned one fisherman an award from state authorities.
John Harrington earned an “Outstanding Angler Award” from the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) division for his “GAR-gantuan” catch in July.
The wildlife agency announced Harrington’s noteworthy alligator gar on Friday, Aug. 25, in a public Facebook post.
“John Harrington caught this GAR-gantuan alligator gar out of the Trinity River on July 18 with a rod and reel,” the TPWD wrote in its Facebook announcement.
“He earned an Outstanding Angler Award for his incredible catch,” the post continued. “The gar was released to swim another day.”
Exact measurements of Harrington’s alligator gar…