A fisherman captured an incredible 77kg monster on Lake Texoma, in the state of Oklahoma, United States. The huge prehistoric fish appears most comparable to an alligator.
Zachary Sutterfield discovered the creature last week while fishing on Lake Texoma. He had the help of Richard Snow, a biologist from the wildlife preservation department in Oklahoma, to study the animal.
The catan fish, better known as crocodile fish, is the largest of its kind and also the largest that has been found in freshwater in North America. It has a very long head and its teeth closely resemble those of the alligator. This monster is more than 100 million years old.
Crocodile fish are ferocious predators that capture their prey on the surface of the water with their teeth. They were initially considered a threat to the local fauna, but now, they are hunting trophies prized by sports fishermen.
Zachary Sutterfield did not capture the largest crocodile fish in history. In 1930, a 150-kilo and 3m long monster was captured in the state of Arkansas.