While alligator gar fish have in the past been considered man eaters, that is far from the truth. There have been many reports of supposed alligator gar attacks dating back 100+ years, but none of these attacks have ever been confirmed with any real proof. You've got to understand how this species hunts to fully understand why humans are not on their diet. You see, it is highly unlikely that a alligator gar attack would ever happen because these fish only hunt creatures it can swallow whole! While alligator gar fish may grow very large and look scary they still have a very narrow mouth and jaws, so the size of animals they could potentially swallow whole is very limited, and most certainly humans even smaller children are checked off their list of possible prey.