Texas Fishermen Catch Rare, All-Black River Monster: 'Freaking Scary'

Photo: Getty Images What would you do if you came across a rare, all-black "river beast"? For Texas fishermen Justin Jordan and Terrell Maguire, it...

May 20, 2022
12:06 AM

Photo: Getty Images What would you do if you came across a rare, all-black "river beast"? For Texas fishermen Justin Jordan and Terrell Maguire, it was a "freaking scary" experience. Jordan, a fishing guide in southeast Texas, said the creature they caught was a "very rare" melanistic alligator gar, according to Newsweek. The fish was about 5 feet long, although the species is known to reach "enormous lengths." Jordan shared several photos on his Facebook page that show the jet-black creature thrashing around in the water.

Dani Medina