The fish Danny Lee 'Butch' Smith caught resembles a dinosaur

Oct 14, 2021
Originally published on October 14, 2021 9:45 am
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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The photo of Danny Lee "Butch" Smith shows him holding the fish he caught, and, wow, it stretches from his head down near his ankles, 4 1/2 feet. The alligator gar resembles some kind of dinosaur. It's typically north of the Ohio, but Smith caught his in Kansas, where the fish seems to have migrated. It's considered a living fossil. It's been around 100 million years, meaning it existed at the time of the dinosaurs. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.