There are all kinds of mouths in Chatham County.  Dr. Kev likes to spend his free time wandering along the Haw River, and here are a few recent finds from his missions.  All the pictures were taken right down the road by our practice's most overconfident would-be naturalist.

 No teeth?  No problem.  I use razor-sharp talons and a world-class beak to gobble up fish.

No teeth?  No problem.  I use razor-sharp talons and a world-class beak to gobble up fish.

 A northern water snake uses small, sharp, backwards pointing teeth to keep this catfish headed in one direction - straight down the snake's gullet.

A northern water snake uses small, sharp, backwards pointing teeth to keep this catfish headed in one direction - straight down the snake's gullet.

 River Otters are the most precious stone-cold killers in the world.  Warm-blooded critters need lots of snacks to keep that metabolism up!

River Otters are the most precious stone-cold killers in the world.  Warm-blooded critters need lots of snacks to keep that metabolism up!

 Dr. Kev's been on the lookout for the perpetrators of this crime, but so far, he's only seen the very recent evidence.  Teeth can be tools, unless we're talking about our patients.  Please don't attempt to construct a semi-submerged lodge with trees that you've gnawed off.

Dr. Kev's been on the lookout for the perpetrators of this crime, but so far, he's only seen the very recent evidence.  Teeth can be tools, unless we're talking about our patients.  Please don't attempt to construct a semi-submerged lodge with trees that you've gnawed off.

 One more otter risks tongue trauma by letting it hang out of his mouth while he attempts to get that fish down.

One more otter risks tongue trauma by letting it hang out of his mouth while he attempts to get that fish down.