RE: NANFA-- gar revisited

Irate_Mormon (
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 11:16:12 -0500

At 12:43 PM 4/18/02, you wrote:

>lakes. Photographs from that period depict huge alligator and longnose gars
>often in large numbers. One particularly sad photo from 1932 shows the
>shore of a lake strewn with at least 75 such fish (conservative estimate)
>and onlookers (many of them well-dressed) strolling among the bodies.

I remember the groans from the audience when Charles Knight showed that
photo. These were all BIG fish too. Truly disheartening, and attitudes
really haven't changed all that much since then.


Jackson, MS
Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why
several of us died of tuberculosis.
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