Flood in Texas Leaves Behind Frightening River Monster

When the waters surrounding Dallas, Texas, rose to extreme levels back in May, it not only damaged countless homes and claimed human lives, it also affected the wildlife in the area.

Geosscientist and National Geographic Explorer, Andrés Ruzo, captured the above image of what many people would consider a frightening river monster.

However, it’s not a river monster at all.

The creature is actually a juvenile longnose gar, which is a freshwater fish. Currently, there are about 100,000 adult longnose gar’s left in the United States.

Sadly, once the flood receded, he got lodged in the fence and died.

Featured Image: Andrés Ruzo/National Geographic