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December 3, 2007 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Gaping Maws is a collection of photos of animals with their mouths wide open. Like this.
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"Like this."

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posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:29 AM on December 3, 2007


*yawn*

Just kidding. Our pooch is in there somewhere.
posted by carter at 9:30 AM on December 3, 2007


Just right click, copy link location, paste, and it'll work, mr_crash.
It just doesn't want a redirect from MeFi.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:32 AM on December 3, 2007


Bookmarked for reference should I ever write a horror novel. Good god. I can't figure out how to directly link to a pic, but the one under reptiles on the snake on the fence -- aiii!
posted by Bookhouse at 9:37 AM on December 3, 2007


For some of us, those pictures forecast the last thing we will ever see in our lives. I'm hoping for the stork mouth, because it seems a fitting bookend for my life. It is, from what my mother tells me, the way I got here.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:38 AM on December 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


OM NOM NOM NOM?
posted by hattifattener at 9:39 AM on December 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


The linked pelican pic looks disturbingly like a urinal. Also, thank heavens for limiting the gaping to maws.
posted by cairnish at 9:41 AM on December 3, 2007


Sorry birdie.
posted by inconsequentialist at 9:47 AM on December 3, 2007


Not to be confused with.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:53 AM on December 3, 2007


That really did make me yawn.
posted by Miko at 10:06 AM on December 3, 2007


Love yawning/ screaming animals.

Hate 1998 frames design.

I'll call it a wash.
posted by quin at 10:08 AM on December 3, 2007


http://www.gapingmaws.com/Birds/pics/Burrowing_Owl_Yawn.jpg

(since hotlinking is out)

What a great photo. I love burrowing owls. The one on the right is me, this morning. And the one in the hole is so, so focused. And the fact that it's an OWL in a HOLE makes it even better! AN OWL IN A HOLE! Gotta love it.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:09 AM on December 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


I was sort of hoping Rhomboid's link was Goatse.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:10 AM on December 3, 2007


Or maybe it sort of is. I'm at work, so I'm not clicking.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:12 AM on December 3, 2007


eeeeeeeeeek!
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:19 AM on December 3, 2007


http://www.gapingmaws.com/Canines/pics/I%20Give%20You%20Tongue.JPG

Such a handsome face.
posted by LeeJay at 10:21 AM on December 3, 2007


You know what, soundofsuburbia, I like you. You're not like the other people here in the trailer park.
posted by Koko at 10:22 AM on December 3, 2007 [3 favorites]


That owl-in-the-hole is freaking me out.
posted by LeeJay at 10:24 AM on December 3, 2007


Hole Owl is watching you surf. (Howl?)
posted by blue_beetle at 10:46 AM on December 3, 2007


A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His mouth can hold more than his belly can,
He can hold in his beak,
Enough food for a week!
I'm damned if I know how the hell he can!

- credited to Dixon Lanier Merritt
posted by amyms at 10:46 AM on December 3, 2007


amyms: I think that's the official limerick of Florida. I just recited it to my boyfriend this past week.
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:51 AM on December 3, 2007


CairnZilla (self-link)
posted by cairnish at 10:57 AM on December 3, 2007


Oh man, thanks for the first belly laugh of the day! Totally loved this post. What a great idea to collect gaping maws. It makes me laugh just to write gaping maw, such a funny cliche term, so out of use. It's tempting to look right into that maw and see what the heck is in there.

He's missing way out on the Cute Overload factor without miscellaneous creatures, like baby hedgehog.
posted by nickyskye at 11:04 AM on December 3, 2007


nice piccies I doo love a great horsie mouth

I wish there was more action in the forum. This was re Horse Maw Shot, which, by the way, sounds like a drunken and forlorn exclamation from the Old West.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:11 AM on December 3, 2007


Congrats Horace. This is literally the first time I've ever heard anyone say that they hoped for a link to be goatse. Be proud.
posted by slimepuppy at 11:27 AM on December 3, 2007


Hole Owl is watching you...
posted by LeeJay at 11:32 AM on December 3, 2007 [8 favorites]


This was re Horse Maw Shot, which, by the way, sounds like a drunken and forlorn exclamation from the Old West.

I think I've been on the internet too long because "Horse Maw Shot" sounds much more like something you actually stumble over while looking for some nice, quiet kinky porn and quickly try to scrub from your brain.
posted by LeeJay at 11:38 AM on December 3, 2007


I admired the activist complaining on the Do Not Feed the Birds sign.
posted by Cranberry at 11:46 AM on December 3, 2007


Also see: Spontaneous Opera Syndrome on Flickr.
posted by jamaro at 12:09 PM on December 3, 2007


I mean, sure the point toothed Great White shark pictures are scary... but this is the stuff of nightmares.
posted by wfrgms at 12:41 PM on December 3, 2007


When I saw this link, my first thought was "they better have some mandrills up in there, or the whole site is wasted."
And they did! Also Drills and Baboons. So, um, good job, gaping maws site. I would link, but they seem not to like direct links to their images.
posted by agentofselection at 1:30 PM on December 3, 2007


That Spontaneous Opera Syndrome pool is a hoooooooooot.
posted by cairnish at 1:32 PM on December 3, 2007


If you're getting 403 Forbidden for direct links to images, just click on the URL to highlight it and hit enter.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:57 PM on December 3, 2007


If you're getting 403 Forbidden for direct links to images, just click on the URL to highlight it and hit enter.
posted by hydrophonic

Friggin' brilliant. Would have never thought of it too. It's the internet equivalent of "If the door doesn't open when you push, try pull."
posted by iamkimiam at 2:53 PM on December 3, 2007


Hole Owl is watching you surf.

Hole Owl is watching you...


O RLY?
posted by ersatz at 3:24 PM on December 3, 2007


Now this is a pelican maw. (And in action.)
posted by parudox at 4:28 PM on December 3, 2007


O RLY?
posted by ersatz


YA RLY.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:56 PM on December 3, 2007


I mean, SRLSY RLY
posted by louche mustachio at 4:58 PM on December 3, 2007 [4 favorites]


Ha that is classic. The dogs ones tend to be a bit scary.
posted by emilbus20 at 11:40 AM on December 4, 2007


but this is the stuff of nightmares.

You're a plankton*? (not that there's anything wrong with that)

*I love the wiki definition of plankton: "It is a description of life-style rather than a genetic classification."
posted by jamaro at 3:38 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


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