“Jaws” ain’t got nothin’ on these chompers.
A sheepshead fish with human-looking teeth is freaking people out after it was caught off the Outer Banks.
According to Jennette’s Pier in North Carolina, Nathan Martin caught a grinning 9-pound fish whose teeth resemble dentures. A photo captioned “#bigteethbigtimes” shows the sheepshead flashing a top and bottom set of pearly-ish whites.
Many Facebook users were as creeped out as they were intrigued by the fish that was found in Nags Head. According to Scientific American, the sheepshead’s teeth are similar to those of humans since they, too, are omnivores. The fish usually weigh between 5 and 15 pounds — in part thanks to their hardy incisors — and are generally found year-round in North Carolina’s coastal waters.
The viral post, now with more than 1,200 Facebook reactions and hundreds of shares, had beachgoers shocked — and laughing hysterically.
“Is this where dentures come from?” one commenter said.
“I know people who would love to have that many teeth,” added another.
A third joked, “Sad when someone catches a fish and it has more teeth than they do.”
Coinci-dental-ly, this isn’t the first time a toothy sheepshead made a splash on social media. A triggerfish with human-esque teeth and lips was spotted in Malaysia, and was almost identical to an Instagram star’s filler-injected pout.