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In this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote and the crew are in Texas with the Gar Guys to find RIVER MONSTERS - aka Gar Fish! These unique-looking fish and masters of evolution lurk just beneath the waters of Texas... and they've got some impressive teeth! Their existence has been challenged by none other than humans themselves, thus Coyote is also about to introduce you to GAR WARS... a conservation fish force! Watch to learn how YOU can help save Gar fish and stay tuned for Part 2!
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A RIVER MONSTER sized thank you goes out to the Gar Guys - Hayden Roberts, Florian Kappen, Maximiliaan “Max” Claus and Josh Perkin for their leadership in the field, expertise in ichthyology and driving fight to help preserve the future of these living relics.
Special thanks to Texas A & M University for allowing the Brave Wilderness team to document their continued research on this subject matter.
Special thanks to Steve Goodman for allowing us to explore and film his beautiful stretch of private river.
Additional thanks to Solomon David, Matthew Miller and Bubba Bedre for their guidance and expertise on the history of gar and the future of conservation for this species.
Archival photo and video credits: Solomon David, Bubba Bedre, Florian Kappen and Max Claus.
“GAR WARS - A conservation fish force!” title and phrasing credit: Matthew Miller/Cool Green Science
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Thank you to Meredith Joyce-Houghton for creating the incredible artwork in this episode!
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  1. Carina Daplas

    Carina Daplas

    5 kun oldin

    Wow aligator gaur we have 1 of that he's name is gator

  2. Tropical Queen

    Tropical Queen

    12 kun oldin

    I was so shocked when u said this cousin was swimming when dinosaurs were alive! NOBDOY kneww!

  3. aj200415


    16 kun oldin

    Them are good eaten too...taste almost like a cross of chicken and maybe a white meat fish

  4. Sakura Møchii

    Sakura Møchii

    16 kun oldin

    i’ve only caught a gar in animal crossing lol-

  5. jlhartshorne


    19 kun oldin

    He didn’t use to be a click bated but now

  6. I know that Dubin

    I know that Dubin

    21 kun oldin

    Save the ocean save the trees ✊✊

  7. simbosing9h


    23 kun oldin

    Gar wars. Episode llll the. Male. Catfish bite place 🤠😜

  8. Sk3 Yeet

    Sk3 Yeet

    24 kun oldin

    It dos the same thing that a alagator dose withe it’s taile it swims the same way

  9. Saundra Dass M K Kalidass

    Saundra Dass M K Kalidass

    27 kun oldin

    I knew Coyote was a detective

  10. name_ less

    name_ less

    Oy oldin

    Alligator gar are legal to keep .. One per day in most states that they live. Just saying.. If you're going to go over the bag limit or kil a fish just to kill it and not use it as bait or eat it.. Then you deserve to go to jail in my mind. With that said... They're all over in many areas and overly abundant.... Pretty hard not to catch one if you put a line in, in many areas. They taste great too. Though most people have this weird notion that they're not good eaters. This is very wrong. Not flaky like fish, more like chicken. They're a mix between poultry and fish in flavor. Not chewy at all. You can make some great patties out of them. Longnose gar are also very abundant in many areas. Hell here by me there's no bag or size limit on them. You're free to catch and keep all you want. There are hundreds of them sometimes in backs of marinas on cooler nights. They swim the surface chasing the smaller fish near lights. If people don't fish for them and keep these things in many areas, they will consume the entirety of their food supply, and drive themselves to extinction. They have no natural predators and are the top of the food chain in most areas that they're native too. Millions of years ago they had plenty of competition and far more species to consume. This is now. Not then. Though laws do need to ne followed. They're put in place for a reason. This is also central Ohio that I was speaking of about the longnose gar by the way. There are bag limits in other areas. Not around here though. I'm surprised that he hasn't seen a longnose before since they're all over Ohio and in pretty much every stream of decent depth. He's from central Ohio where they're overly abundant. We have no alligator gar here though unless they're stocked somewhere that I'm not aware of. They're not native here.

  11. animal fight club

    animal fight club

    Oy oldin

    Coyote please go to find smilodon populator fossil

  12. Aurelia & Tristan Simonds

    Aurelia & Tristan Simonds

    Oy oldin

    Awesome fish

  13. FhinxET


    Oy oldin

    Ugh this is why humans disgust me, they treat animals so poorly :/ (not everyone)

  14. Jacob Kao

    Jacob Kao

    Oy oldin


  15. Kai & eva Dailylife

    Kai & eva Dailylife

    Oy oldin

    I have a gar In my aquarium and its alive

  16. Slow Orange Fox

    Slow Orange Fox

    Oy oldin

    Coyote: They’re in danger Texans: 😂😂😂😂 it’s overpopulated just like hogs must of got his facts from a coloring book Learn to have more credibility you don’t have the full story

  17. Michael Kephart

    Michael Kephart

    Oy oldin


  18. Oof 2006

    Oof 2006

    Oy oldin

    Coyote Peterson: the next part of looking for gar is called “waiting”. Everyone: interesting.

  19. Itz Unicorn Ez

    Itz Unicorn Ez

    Oy oldin

    wow that long nose gar looks so cool !

  20. Zak R

    Zak R

    Oy oldin

    That forest one was the most docile fish out of water I’ve ever seen.

  21. Catus Kitzew

    Catus Kitzew

    Oy oldin

    The suspect seems to have sharp teeth

  22. Digi Byte

    Digi Byte

    2 oy oldin

    Australian gar next time?

  23. Victoria Zepeda

    Victoria Zepeda

    2 oy oldin

    That is a huge Alligator Gar! Coyote, How did you feel catching a alligator gar of that size? Please answer me!

    • Victoria Zepeda

      Victoria Zepeda

      Oy oldin

      I need answers PLEASE!!!!!!!😭😭

  24. Victoria Zepeda

    Victoria Zepeda

    2 oy oldin

    Random fact time: Did you know that people are dangerous? And that most deaths of people are from people! Hunting eachother or something l ok like that. I think.

  25. London Walton

    London Walton

    2 oy oldin

    I would hate for that to thing to think my foot was a fish

  26. Job Cloudy

    Job Cloudy

    2 oy oldin

    There needs to be a crossover between Coyote Peterson and Jeremy Wade. I would pay just to see a river monsters episode with Coyote Peterson in it.

  27. Tia Loreign Emperador

    Tia Loreign Emperador

    2 oy oldin

    This is cayote peterson entering the sea monster zone

  28. Thirsty Cult

    Thirsty Cult

    2 oy oldin

    Gar taste good

  29. pistol breath

    pistol breath

    2 oy oldin

    One day im gonna catch dr.peterson

  30. pistol breath

    pistol breath

    2 oy oldin

    5 min later time jump in grab it

  31. Natalee Lim

    Natalee Lim

    2 oy oldin

    Put it in the water it cannot breath

  32. Mike McDonald

    Mike McDonald

    2 oy oldin

    Such amazing and beautiful fish. It's really sad the huge, old fish are starting to disappear! We all need to do our part to ensure this and many other species have strong numbers far into the future!

  33. Mike McDonald

    Mike McDonald

    2 oy oldin

    Hunters and fishermen are the biggest conservationists and have the most care and respect for the animals! They also are great at telling how strong a population is and the limits on permits and tags. All animals and fish should be closely watched and populations cared for. I think hunters and fishermen get a bad rap alot when they care just as much as the biologists!

  34. Ray Spradlin

    Ray Spradlin

    2 oy oldin

    Poor gat fish

  35. King Katura

    King Katura

    2 oy oldin

    Are you saying their endagered? and is it just the alligator gar? We have tons of Gar pike where i live, along with muskee, northern pike, samon certain times of year, huge catfish, sturgen, some giant fish that i almost caught when i was younger that completely gutted a small shark pole, and out struglled my brother who though a teen easily benched 200 lbs at the time, wrapped his hand and arm in the line and tried to pull it in, lol he almost lost his hand no clue what it was but i have never seen another fish that big in the rivers where i live, noneless caught one and usualy the fish we catch are the size of me which is around 3-6' or so. Mostly catfish that big the lower end salmon gar,pike, muskee, so forth and so on.

  36. Anne Cruz

    Anne Cruz

    2 oy oldin

    This is awesome! And hi!

  37. Sebastian Sanchez

    Sebastian Sanchez

    2 oy oldin

    We have that here?

  38. Alice Law

    Alice Law

    2 oy oldin

    Leeeem neeed fffffrfrfrfrrffreeeeeerererererrerereeerrrrrrrreeeeeedddddddddddddddddddooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmjjjjmmmmm

  39. Alice Law

    Alice Law

    2 oy oldin

    I am leeeeem

  40. hitha praveen

    hitha praveen

    2 oy oldin

    Those large eyes look so cute

  41. Artistic Vision & Design

    Artistic Vision & Design

    2 oy oldin

    bye the merch

  42. Random Person

    Random Person

    2 oy oldin

    I wish there was one that they catch a monster.👾

  43. colin ornelas

    colin ornelas

    2 oy oldin

    Jeremy Wade 2.0 lol

  44. Rawr Xd

    Rawr Xd

    2 oy oldin

    Hey my name is Hayden dun dun duuuuuun

  45. FBX CLAPZzz U


    2 oy oldin


  46. Logan malough

    Logan malough

    2 oy oldin

    You kill what you need. Not for nothing.

  47. Joshua Mabe

    Joshua Mabe

    2 oy oldin

    rawwfishing catches gar

  48. Naja Haje

    Naja Haje

    2 oy oldin

    I caught a long-nosed gar when I was 9 or 10 ( I don't know 1970s or something, I'd have to calculate it - I'm 55 now) years old fishing with my dad in the Missouri River. We had no idea then what it was and let it go since we weren't sure it it was good eating and we were after trout.

  49. Roopter


    2 oy oldin

    Ahem to quote doctor Henry Wu :Monster is a relative term to a canary a cat is a monster we’re just used to being the cat

  50. Avery Sweeney

    Avery Sweeney

    2 oy oldin

    I saw a gar once at my grandmas house in Tennessee

  51. Jbird


    2 oy oldin

    Imagine calling yourself a man, but you shoot these awesome animals in the heads with bows for no reason knowing they are endangered



    2 oy oldin

    It has a U shaped snout.

  53. Ryan Merrill

    Ryan Merrill

    3 oy oldin

    Who else loves brave wilderness

  54. Bryan Bokser

    Bryan Bokser

    3 oy oldin

    "Monster" is a relative term, to a canary, a cat is a monster

  55. Noah Brunt

    Noah Brunt

    3 oy oldin

    Your the insane version of David Attenborough

  56. Lime


    3 oy oldin

    Fish/alligator : *makes it mouth bigger like a true normal alligator Me:hollyyy molly

  57. Lime


    3 oy oldin


  58. Pepe Le Peu

    Pepe Le Peu

    3 oy oldin

    This is crazy

  59. bogeyman real

    bogeyman real

    3 oy oldin

    Lol they can’t put the fish in prison for murder

  60. Freckled Cat Creations

    Freckled Cat Creations

    3 oy oldin

    I love alligator gar! excited to have these episodes!!

  61. jinsoul supremacy

    jinsoul supremacy

    3 oy oldin

    i haven't watched you since i was 12 which was like 5 years ago, now im binge watching your videos in quarantine. they are so interesting.

  62. Mike Steevens

    Mike Steevens

    3 oy oldin

    Coyote can u guys do an episode on the Gharial Crocodile?

  63. King_ofdogeII


    3 oy oldin

    Gar live in the Ohio River.

  64. Naila Naeem

    Naila Naeem

    3 oy oldin

    Pinnochio who?



    3 oy oldin

    How can is stay wild but there's online class :(

  66. pingulikesgames


    3 oy oldin

    Hayden Is my friggin name

  67. Trevor Heishman

    Trevor Heishman

    3 oy oldin

    Nice video and if possible could you do one on elephants because they are a endangered species also they are so cool thank you for protecting

  68. christine wagtingan

    christine wagtingan

    3 oy oldin

    river monsters

  69. Unicorn blast

    Unicorn blast

    3 oy oldin

    Fun fact: Roches lived sence dinosaurs. They are still here today! But they are NOT dinosaurs

  70. Son Flower

    Son Flower

    3 oy oldin


  71. Crystal Boven

    Crystal Boven

    3 oy oldin

    My best friend has a Alligator Gar and its huge . Fascinating fish I love fish and love to fish and release .

  72. Michel


    3 oy oldin

    Seeing this, I want to give bow fishers the same experience of what they are doing to these Gar's. Absolutely disgusting to bow fish Gar's and throwing them away like trash or keep them as "Trophy's".

  73. crazy_ant 007

    crazy_ant 007

    3 oy oldin

    I’m guessing it is a gar? *Edit* yes it was a gar

  74. Nate Reinert

    Nate Reinert

    3 oy oldin

    Kind of ironic how he talks about conservation then plays a clip of noodling for catfish. Noodling kills an entire generation of catfish, regardless of whether you eat it or not because of the destruction of the nest with eggs

  75. Muhammad Azfar

    Muhammad Azfar

    3 oy oldin

    Protecting too much fish can cause harm in the food chain if the predator isn’t at the top of the food chain

  76. Leia Gopaul

    Leia Gopaul

    3 oy oldin

    Nice video.👍 Keep up the good work.

  77. Betxy Amaya

    Betxy Amaya

    3 oy oldin


  78. Christian Ortiz

    Christian Ortiz

    3 oy oldin

    That's so cool

  79. Karthikeya Karampudi

    Karthikeya Karampudi

    3 oy oldin

    Jeremy wade and coyote doing a video together would be the greatest wildlife collab on youtube right now!

  80. Sarah Geralds

    Sarah Geralds

    3 oy oldin

    Your my favorite person to woch

  81. Presley Couch

    Presley Couch

    3 oy oldin

    I wont you to get bet

  82. Beyond Skill

    Beyond Skill

    3 oy oldin

    the world ain't that old my homie

  83. Geckuo


    3 oy oldin

    It’s actually kinda cute when you look at it from the front.

  84. Life of Jun Wei

    Life of Jun Wei

    3 oy oldin

    It's so... Beautiful



    3 oy oldin

    Please Subtitle Indonesia ✌️

  86. Valsan Alakkadan

    Valsan Alakkadan

    3 oy oldin

    Doubt is the alligator gar a cousin of garials in india. 🇮🇳The endangered species.

  87. puckw -

    puckw -

    3 oy oldin

    B- bu- but- he slaped me tho :c

  88. Conner Dux

    Conner Dux

    3 oy oldin

    It would be cool to see another video like this filmed in alberta on the bull trout poaching problem and the disappearing numbers of these native trout.

  89. Subarashii


    3 oy oldin

    *Gars lived with dinosaurs, survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs* Humans: hmph, try me.

  90. Jaime Patrizi

    Jaime Patrizi

    3 oy oldin

    I actually have aligator gars in the lake in my backyard and ive caught them before

  91. Razia Sultana

    Razia Sultana

    3 oy oldin

    10:06 Nobody ever Coyote: hits gar's snout on the boat like BONK!!

  92. TheNukedNacho


    3 oy oldin

    People demonizing animals out of fear is the worst.

  93. Adri O

    Adri O

    3 oy oldin

    Yesssss I live in the a&m university is lol it’s huge also kidnappers don’t come

  94. Tasleema Insanally

    Tasleema Insanally

    3 oy oldin

    Also stay safe from COVID

  95. Tasleema Insanally

    Tasleema Insanally

    3 oy oldin

    Omg keep up the good videos pls do on with camel hahah

  96. Angelina Delgado

    Angelina Delgado

    3 oy oldin

    That is so cool where did you find that it is so cool. I wish that was me finding cool things like that.

  97. Aedile Plumbing

    Aedile Plumbing

    3 oy oldin

    Omg Omg I'm so sorry I latest

  98. lala 4

    lala 4

    3 oy oldin

    Save the garfish

  99. Dodge competitor

    Dodge competitor

    3 oy oldin

    The earth isn't 150 million years old

  100. Qorry Marzuki

    Qorry Marzuki

    3 oy oldin

    Shooting an arrow at 1-5 meters range is now a sport?