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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. Dinosaurs man

    Dinosaurs manПре 2 дана

    I would rather join coyote's team than join the Navy

  2. Matt Boyer

    Matt BoyerПре 4 дана

    I have caught these before

  3. Kevin Mayes

    Kevin MayesПре 25 дана

    I don't get the title, Murder in Texas? That's over the top...

  4. Carina Daplas

    Carina DaplasПре месец

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

  5. Strawberry queen Roblox

    Strawberry queen RobloxПре месец

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

  6. aj200415

    aj200415Пре месец

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

  7. Sakura Møchii

    Sakura MøchiiПре месец

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

  8. jlhartshorne

    jlhartshorneПре месец

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

  9. I know that Dubin

    I know that DubinПре месец

    Save the ocean save the trees ✊✊

  10. simbosing9h

    simbosing9hПре месец

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

  11. Sk3 Yeet

    Sk3 YeetПре месец

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

  12. Saundra Dass M K Kalidass

    Saundra Dass M K KalidassПре 2 месеца

    I knew Coyote was a detective

  13. name_ less

    name_ lessПре 2 месеца

    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.

  14. animal fight club

    animal fight clubПре 2 месеца

    Coyote please go to find smilodon populator fossil

  15. Aurelia & Tristan Simonds

    Aurelia & Tristan SimondsПре 2 месеца

    Awesome fish

  16. FhinxET

    FhinxETПре 2 месеца

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

  17. Jacob Kao

    Jacob KaoПре 2 месеца


  18. Kai & eva Dailylife

    Kai & eva DailylifeПре 2 месеца

    I have a gar In my aquarium and its alive

  19. Slow Orange Fox

    Slow Orange FoxПре 2 месеца

    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

  20. Michael Kephart

    Michael KephartПре 2 месеца


  21. Oof 2006

    Oof 2006Пре 2 месеца

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

  22. Itz Unicorn Ez

    Itz Unicorn EzПре 3 месеца

    wow that long nose gar looks so cool !

  23. Zak R

    Zak RПре 3 месеца

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

  24. Catus Kitzew

    Catus KitzewПре 3 месеца

    The suspect seems to have sharp teeth

  25. Digi Byte

    Digi ByteПре 3 месеца

    Australian gar next time?

  26. Victoria Zepeda

    Victoria ZepedaПре 3 месеца

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

  27. Victoria Zepeda

    Victoria ZepedaПре 3 месеца

    I need answers PLEASE!!!!!!!😭😭

  28. Victoria Zepeda

    Victoria ZepedaПре 3 месеца

    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.

  29. London Walton

    London WaltonПре 3 месеца

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

  30. Cloudy

    CloudyПре 3 месеца

    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.

  31. Tia Loreign Emperador

    Tia Loreign EmperadorПре 3 месеца

    This is cayote peterson entering the sea monster zone

  32. Thirsty Cult

    Thirsty CultПре 3 месеца

    Gar taste good

  33. pistol breath

    pistol breathПре 3 месеца

    One day im gonna catch dr.peterson

  34. pistol breath

    pistol breathПре 3 месеца

    5 min later time jump in grab it

  35. Natalee Lim

    Natalee LimПре 3 месеца

    Put it in the water it cannot breath

  36. Mike McDonald

    Mike McDonaldПре 3 месеца

    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!

  37. Mike McDonald

    Mike McDonaldПре 3 месеца

    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!

  38. Ray Spradlin

    Ray SpradlinПре 3 месеца

    Poor gat fish

  39. King Katura

    King KaturaПре 3 месеца

    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.

  40. Anne Cruz

    Anne CruzПре 3 месеца

    This is awesome! And hi!

  41. Sebastian Sanchez

    Sebastian SanchezПре 3 месеца

    We have that here?

  42. Alice Law

    Alice LawПре 3 месеца

    Leeeem neeed fffffrfrfrfrrffreeeeeerererererrerereeerrrrrrrreeeeeedddddddddddddddddddooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmjjjjmmmmm

  43. Alice Law

    Alice LawПре 3 месеца

    I am leeeeem

  44. hitha praveen

    hitha praveenПре 3 месеца

    Those large eyes look so cute

  45. Artistic Vision & Design

    Artistic Vision & DesignПре 3 месеца

    bye the merch

  46. Random Person

    Random PersonПре 3 месеца

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

  47. colin ornelas

    colin ornelasПре 3 месеца

    Jeremy Wade 2.0 lol

  48. Rawr Xd

    Rawr XdПре 3 месеца

    Hey my name is Hayden dun dun duuuuuun

  49. FBX CLAPZzz U

    FBX CLAPZzz UПре 3 месеца


  50. Logan malough

    Logan maloughПре 4 месеца

    You kill what you need. Not for nothing.

  51. Joshua Mabe

    Joshua MabeПре 4 месеца

    rawwfishing catches gar

  52. Naja Haje

    Naja HajeПре 4 месеца

    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.

  53. Roopter

    RoopterПре 4 месеца

    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

  54. Avery Sweeney

    Avery SweeneyПре 4 месеца

    I saw a gar once at my grandmas house in Tennessee

  55. Jbird

    JbirdПре 4 месеца

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



    It has a U shaped snout.

  57. Ryan Merrill

    Ryan MerrillПре 4 месеца

    Who else loves brave wilderness

  58. Bryan Bokser

    Bryan BokserПре 4 месеца

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

  59. Kid Toucher

    Kid ToucherПре 4 месеца

    Your the insane version of David Attenborough

  60. Lime

    LimeПре 4 месеца

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

  61. Lime

    LimeПре 4 месеца


  62. Pepe Le Peu

    Pepe Le PeuПре 4 месеца

    This is crazy

  63. bogeyman real

    bogeyman realПре 4 месеца

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

  64. Freckled Cat Creations

    Freckled Cat CreationsПре 4 месеца

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

  65. jinsoul supremacy

    jinsoul supremacyПре 4 месеца

    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.

  66. Mike Steevens

    Mike SteevensПре 4 месеца

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

  67. King_ofdogeII

    King_ofdogeIIПре 4 месеца

    Gar live in the Ohio River.

  68. Naila Naeem

    Naila NaeemПре 4 месеца

    Pinnochio who?


    TERRARIA GAMERПре 4 месеца

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

  70. pingulikesgames

    pingulikesgamesПре 4 месеца

    Hayden Is my friggin name

  71. Trevor Heishman

    Trevor HeishmanПре 4 месеца

    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

  72. christine wagtingan

    christine wagtinganПре 4 месеца

    river monsters

  73. Unicorn blast

    Unicorn blastПре 4 месеца

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

  74. Son Flower

    Son FlowerПре 4 месеца


  75. Crystal Boven

    Crystal BovenПре 4 месеца

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

  76. Michel

    MichelПре 4 месеца

    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".

  77. crazy_ant 007

    crazy_ant 007Пре 4 месеца

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

  78. Nate Reinert

    Nate ReinertПре 4 месеца

    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

  79. Muhammad Azfar

    Muhammad AzfarПре 4 месеца

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

  80. Leia Gopaul

    Leia GopaulПре 4 месеца

    Nice video.👍 Keep up the good work.

  81. Betxy Amaya

    Betxy AmayaПре 4 месеца


  82. Christian Ortiz

    Christian OrtizПре 4 месеца

    That's so cool

  83. Karthikeya Karampudi

    Karthikeya KarampudiПре 4 месеца

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

  84. Sarah Geralds

    Sarah GeraldsПре 4 месеца

    Your my favorite person to woch

  85. Presley Couch

    Presley CouchПре 4 месеца

    I wont you to get bet

  86. Beyond Skill

    Beyond SkillПре 4 месеца

    the world ain't that old my homie

  87. Geckuo

    GeckuoПре 4 месеца

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

  88. Life of Jun Wei

    Life of Jun WeiПре 4 месеца

    It's so... Beautiful


    SEPTEMBER ENDZПре 4 месеца

    Please Subtitle Indonesia ✌️

  90. Valsan Alakkadan

    Valsan AlakkadanПре 4 месеца

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

  91. puckw -

    puckw -Пре 4 месеца

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

  92. Conner Dux

    Conner DuxПре 4 месеца

    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.

  93. Subarashii

    SubarashiiПре 4 месеца

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

  94. Jaime Patrizi

    Jaime PatriziПре 4 месеца

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

  95. Razia Sultana

    Razia SultanaПре 4 месеца

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

  96. TheNukedNacho

    TheNukedNachoПре 4 месеца

    People demonizing animals out of fear is the worst.

  97. Adri O

    Adri OПре 4 месеца

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

  98. Tasleema Insanally

    Tasleema InsanallyПре 4 месеца

    Also stay safe from COVID

  99. Tasleema Insanally

    Tasleema InsanallyПре 4 месеца

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

  100. Angelina Delgado

    Angelina DelgadoПре 4 месеца

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

  101. Aedile Plumbing

    Aedile PlumbingПре 4 месеца

    Omg Omg I'm so sorry I latest