An enormous, dead alligator gar was pulled from a lake at a park in New Orleans after the fish began creating a stink.
Officials dragged the creature from the lagoon at Lafreniere Park in Metairie.
Its not cleat how long it had been lying in the water rotting away, but a spokesperson for the park said the alligator gar was discovered after park employees smelled a foul odor and eventually tracked the revolting scent to the fish.
A prehistoric monster of a fish was pulled from a lagoon at a popular Metairie park near New Orleans
Workers pulled a monster 100lb alligator gar from the lagoon on March 7
There were no official measurements, but the gar was gigantic compared to the cart crews pulled it away on
The lagoon is 14-acres in size and 16-feet deep in some areas ‘connected to a drainage canal via large concrete pipes and it’s believed the fish got into the lagoon that way,’ the spokesperson said describing the odor coming from the fish as ‘stomach-turning.’
The park posted some pictures of the find onto its Facebook page with images of the large fish.
‘Welp. Scratching swim nude in Lafreniere Park off my bucket list,’ one person joked.
‘What is that?!! Did a fish and an alligator mate? Omg, that’s scary and it’s so big. Is it a fish? What type with a mouth so big?’ another commented.
Workers posted pictures on the park’s website and noted that the fish was found dead
A number of people had commented that they had reported seeing it swimming in the lagoon
‘That thing has been dead for a while,’ a third person noted.
Alligator gars are found in North and Central America and can grow up to 10-feet in length with some weighing as much as 300 pounds.
Despite the creatures looking frightening, they are not known to attack people, although the eggs are poisonous to humans if eaten according to
The prehistoric fish usually eats smaller fish and have even been known to eat small turtles and ducks.
Aligator gar don’t usually attack people but they do eat smaller fish, turtles and ducks