Alligator gars are opportunistic carnivores and sit-and-wait predators. They appear to be sluggish, but can ambush prey with short bursts of speed (Goddard, 2005). They feed on almost anything, including fish, ducks, turtles, small mammals, and carrion (Schultz, 2004).
Animal Foods: birds; mammals; amphibians; reptiles; fish; carrion ; aquatic crustaceans
Primary Diet: carnivore (Eats terrestrial vertebrates, Piscivore )