Alligator-Like Fish With Massive Jaws and Sharp Teeth | 22 Words

A picture shared to Facebook has left everyone with chills, as one woman managed to capture a terrifying "prehistoric" creature washed up in Singapore.

And it looks like there's already a theory about the strange creature. Keep scrolling for people's reactions, and to see the mysterious picture for yourself...

Mother Nature is truly not a force to be reckoned with...


And some recent pictures certainly prove this.

A huge fish that looks like a "prehistoric alligator" was found washed up in Singapore...

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It looks like it was straight out of a movie.

We're all aware of the fact that Alligators are on top of the food chain...

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And these magnificent creatures aren't ones to be messed with.

And don't they know it.


Crawl anyone?

Life out in the wild can present us with some horrifying things...


And just wait until you see the creepy pictures...

If you weren't already scared of what lurks in the deep...


Then this might just put you off the open water forever.

The remains of the fish in question were spotted on the banks of the MacRitchie Reservoir by thirty-one-year-old Karen Lythgoe.

Lythgoe uploaded the picture to Facebook, where people have been giving their own opinions on the strange creature.

Locals had trouble identifying the odd-looking fish, which looks like an alligator, native to America.


People were left wondering how it ended up 10,000 miles away from its usual habitat.

After further examination, it was made clear that the fish was a predator...


And one at the top of its food chain.

Lythgoe described the moment she saw the fish, saying: "'There were some people already looking at it from the boardwalk, but that was too far away to see what it was.

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"We thought it was a crocodile from that position, but it didn't look quite right, so we went off the path to get a closer look.

"It wasn't a crocodile! It was like something you might see in a zoo – it looked prehistoric with its big jaws and teeth."

Meanwhile, Imran Kassim thought it was some sort of reptile...

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He said: "Honestly, it flat out looked like an alligator, especially because a portion of its body was gone – probably eaten by a happy monitor lizard.

"It was pretty damn strange, but it looked enough like a lizard with its jaws wide open, that I would have never guessed it was a fish."

The city's water agency and National Parks Board released a statement identifying the creature as an alligator gar.


Authorities have assumed it was kept as a pet and set free when it became too big.

This would make sense, as alligator gars are frequently sold at just eight inches (20cm) long as pets.

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The authorities said: "The release of these animals will disrupt our delicate aquatic ecosystem and may also pose a risk to users of our water bodies."

In Singapore, it's illegal to release animals into local waterways, and can leave you with a fine of up to SG$3,000 ($2200).

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The fish has since been removed. I don't know about you, but that's put me off swimming for life!

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