According to the property, the crocodile gar is about 1 meter long, but where it came from is unknown.
Recently, alligator gars have been removed from the shelves of major e-commerce platforms and cannot be searched, but using keywords such as “crocodile eel”, “gar”, “sharp-billed crocodile” and “gar crocodile”, you can still find the sale of such creatures. information.
In the offline pet market in many places, some people still use the signboard of “Alligator Gar”, and there are even “relatives” of alligator gar for sale, including Florida gar, Cuban gar, Brazilian turtle, snapping turtle, etc. ,
At present, the state does not explicitly prohibit the sale and purchase of these species, but it is prohibited to illegally introduce, release or discard invasive alien species in violation of the regulations.
Except for some species of gar that are more expensive, other species of gar and Brazilian tortoise are very cheap, which has caused many consumers to be very interested, and then “halfway” abandoned or “released” after purchasing.
It is reported that before 2017, many people “released” Brazilian tortoises and snapping turtles, buying them for dozens or hundreds of pounds, often causing serious harm.