Halloween Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,029 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Did you carve that?

Nicely done, however you did it.

edit: just read it's REAL.

Have you considered molding it???
Thanks , I had him drying out back for a month. You can get synthetic fiberglass blanks but they are very pricey ($ 200 or more). Below are a few pics of him right after I got him.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
85 Posts
Dude ! ! ! !
You had that alligator gar drying/smelling out back for a MONTH ? Whoa .....
I can understand your neighbors not complaining , if , say , you lived in southern Jersey , where the word "smelly" originated , but in Dayton ?
man , you must have some AWEFUL nice neighbors ... LOL
Now , stick a little motor in that mouth and make him open and shut it via some sensor , as the TOT'ers come in .... :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
491 Posts
How dumb am I? I had no idea those things existed in nature. I thought Hollywood just made them up. DUH... Very cool & scary looking, should go over well. Nice job on the paint job.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,886 Posts
The real gars don't look that bad, but your painted one looks down right prehistoric and terrifying. Love what you have done to him. Glad we don't have this in our waters.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,633 Posts
How do you shoot them...are you in or out of the water??? Also,why does it's head turn skeletal and not it's body? What type of water do they live in...sorry for the questions...these things are seriously creepy!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,029 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
How do you shoot them...are you in or out of the water??? Also,why does it's head turn skeletal and not it's body? What type of water do they live in...sorry for the questions...these things are seriously creepy!
Thanks again everybody.Thats actually the way his head looks fresh out of the water, his fish scales are hard diamond shape bones so they don't decay, I was so surprised he stay in tact and didn't just fall apart.There are 4 spieces of Gar; Aligator gar,longnose gar (or needlenose),spotted gar,and shortnose gar.They are found in most fresh water rivers in the us.We went after them one day on a big boat and got 12 of them and saw many more, they surface in the heat of the summer and we troll real slow standing on the boat so we don't spook them and when you see one you only have a few seconds to shoot or they will be gone, it takes practice but we have been doing it for 12 years................................ Most of them are small 18" and a few lbs. but the one in the pic that I got is almost 4' long and 10 lbs. The state record here is 15 lbs.so he was nice. He did cut me with those sharp teeth on the leg after I boated him. I just finished spraying him with varnish so now he's real glossy and wet looking. I also added some plexiglass to protect him and the TOT's from those sharp teeth. Yeah he does look ancient now and creepier.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top