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Man catches fish with duck beak from Hau River[Vietnam]
Tuoi Tre news.vn ^ | 05 May 2012 | Tuoi Tre

Posted on 05/10/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by Theoria

Nguyen Thanh Nhan in Binh Minh district, the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long last Friday caught a 2 kilo fish that has a jaw looking like a duck beak.

According to Nhan, he was sitting on a boat on Hau River when he saw two strange fish rising up from the water.

He used a net to catch one.

Hearing about Nhan with the strange fish, locals throng his house to watch but no one could tell what kind of fish it is.

Although having a body of a fresh water fish, it has a head looking like an alligator and its skin is like that of a snake.

Currently, Nhan has sent the fish to an eatery with the intention of selling it to anyone who can give him the best price.

According to marine experts at Can Tho University, this is probably a duck beak fish coming from overseas. It is said to be fierce and harmful to humans.

Although having a body of a fresh water fish, it has a head looking like an alligator and its skin is like that of a snake


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alligatorgar; fish; fishing; vietnam
Nice young alligator gar the fella caught. We get Snakeheads, they get Alligator gars. heh.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 1:20:23 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

I did not know that duck beaks make good fish bait.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Theoria

More sensationalistic journalism. It is a gar. Any research at all would tell you what this fish is. By the way, they are not too bad eating, but the skin is like iron. My father-in-law butchers them in pieces with an axe. Then make a circle just inside the skin to skin it. He mowed a piece of the skin all summer one year and did not destroy it.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 1:29:39 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Revolting cat!

4 posted on 05/10/2012 1:35:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: taterjay
I agree that it's a gar, but gar are not known to be native to Asia. Either it's an introduced specimen, or somebody just discovered a new species in the genus Lepisosteidae.
5 posted on 05/10/2012 1:37:27 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon

Well, if it is a new species it is probably someones supper by now.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 1:42:36 PM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: a fool in paradise

So does it taste like duck, chicken, or dirt? ;-)


7 posted on 05/10/2012 1:53:58 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Theoria
I think one of those bit John Kerry and that's how he got his second Purple Heart.



(well, the actual story is not that dissimilar!)

8 posted on 05/10/2012 1:57:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: forgotten man; SpinnerWebb

Or, as my cajun father in law would say “ throw the cow over the fence some hay”


9 posted on 05/10/2012 2:03:03 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Theoria
This is a gar, his is bait.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 2:06:59 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: jwalsh07
Small fry, heh. It was always bigger and badder in the ol' days.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 2:10:48 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: forgotten man

LOL, me too. When I read the headline I went, what the hell!!! Bait or what? I was going to try duck bill bait on salmon this fall.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 2:27:36 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Theoria

What a queer fish....still evolving?


13 posted on 05/10/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: fish hawk
What a queer fish....still evolving?

Did somebody say "queer fish"


14 posted on 05/10/2012 2:31:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: jwalsh07
Got some pictures of my father when he was 16 down on the Mississippi and they have their 12 foot alligator gars strung up on a tall rack.

They are HUGE.

I said gars, right? They had about a dozen of them. Then they gave a bunch of them to some locals who cooked 'em right there ~ along with big homemade tamales.

15 posted on 05/10/2012 2:37:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Theoria

Yes, you could probably catch a fish with a duck beak, but fish hooks work much better.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 2:44:09 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Theoria

Quick. On my plate! - Obama


17 posted on 05/10/2012 3:12:25 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: Theoria

I killed a deer with a BMW 325e once.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: taterjay

Sounds like good wallet making material.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 4:06:49 PM PDT by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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To: Theoria

Looks like a Gar to me too. I have caught a lot of them.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 5:18:32 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: central_va

How bad was the recoil?


21 posted on 05/10/2012 8:32:51 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Theoria

Yep, I was just going to say it was an alligator gar. I guess reporters can’t research anything in today’s world.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 9:29:55 PM PDT by calex59
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