Friday, February 13, 2009

Hardy gar

We were taking a tour of the Tony Houseman State Park and Wildlife preserve at Blue Elbow Swamp a couple years ago, when we pulled along side a boat of a fisherman.  He was eager to show us this gar fish he had just snagged.   The park is mostly inaccessible except by boat, but is a tremendous unspoiled area. It lies just to the north of Orange, Texas.  If you stop at the Texas welcome center at the Louisiana State line  (near the Sabine River, where this shot was taken) you can walk out on a board walk and get a sense of some of the natural beauty.

-steve buser

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