Amazing Chiang Mai: Prehistoric Mega-Fish Found by Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Students

 | Tue 25 Mar 2014 15:58 ICT

CityNews – Students at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna caught a very rare type of fish around 3 p.m. on March 22nd.

An Alligator Gar caught in the US

University Officials were notified about sighting of a 1-metre long fish that resembled a crocodile with fins and scales. The students then swam around in the ditch on the RUTL campus in search of the strange fish.

Assistance Professor Peera Junoisuwan, Director of Campus Development, told reporters that RUTL has student volunteers clean the ditch every summer.

After inspection and research, RUTL officials believe it was an Alligator Gar. They think it was probably imported from the southern United Stated and released in university.

In Thai law, it is illegal to have the alligator gar in your possession.