WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A fish with human-like teeth is dropping jaws on social media after it was caught in Nags Head, North Carolina.
- The sheepshead fish was brought in by Nathan Martin and posted to the Facebook page of Jennette’s Pier.
- Experts say sheepshead “have human-like incisors and molars” to help crush their food, and enjoy shrimp and oysters.
I hope this little guy has good dental insurance.
A fish with human-like teeth is captivating social media users after a photo of it went viral.
The sheepshead fish, which are actually a pretty common species, was caught in Nags Head, North Carolina, by Nathan Martin. Jennette’s Pier posted a photo of the toothy fish on Facebook.
A spokesperson for the pier said sheepshead fish feed off the pier’s barnacles.
According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, sheepshead “have human-like incisors and molars” to help crush their food and enjoy shrimp and oysters.
Social media users were quick to make biting quips.
“Needs to floss,” one user wrote on Facebook.
“Mr. Ed is missing his dentures,” another joked.