Muckraking Mendota: Mouthing Off (with Fish)

Last fall, as I moved in to a new house, I asked my parents (who are regular patrons of rummage sales) to look for a taxidermied fish. When they scrounged up a musky, with its mouth wide open to reveal pointy teeth, I was ecstatic. My roommates were less enthusiastic – one even claimed to feel nauseous at the mere sight of it.

 What's not to love about fish (and their mouths?) Photo: Serendigity via Flickr

What’s not to love about fish (and their mouths?) Photo: Serendigity via Flickr

I could understand why my roomies didn’t want it in our living room, but their negative comments about fish were rather discouraging – one said she thinks fish are simply gross. As much as I love looking at fish, it can be hard to convince others that they’re worth appreciating. Of course that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try! Keep reading –>

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