Oh they can definitely jump, but they'll only do it when given a reason. I've had gar before so I'm familiar with their silly tendencies. And I'm 99% sure they can't climb like perch or salmon.A gar may jump out of the pond and explore the house if you let it. I've never had one, but I've heard some stories . . .
They break lids. Someone said they can climb like a perch, but not sure I believe that.
Slight hiccup in plans, back room is only 9x11 so I can't do a 10' diameter round poolond like i was hoping. Guess I'll just get an 8' diameter or rectangular. Or build a custom one.