Alligator gar caught in Malaysian lake

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A 75-year-old fisherman caught an Alligator gar while fishing in the Bukit Merah Lake in Perak, Malaysia.

Crowds of people gathered round to take a look at the interesting catch, although no one knew what it was.

A Fisheries Department officer later identified the fish, which is native to North America and has a potential length of 3m/10'.

It's not the first time one of these fish has turned up in Malaysia. In January 2008, a 3kg/6/6lb specimen was caught by fishermen in Pahang, after it became entangled in their net.

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