But they're not — they're just his teeth. Several years ago, Nicole Rienzie was driving with her mom when a black kitten darted in front of her car. She slammed on the brakes, got out and chased after him.
She hadn't hit him, but when she found the kitten, she saw that he was in bad shape. Rienzie named the kitten Sergio, but his wild personality and proclivity to swing on things led her to rename him Monkey.
Monkey was then shortened to Monk. But Monk was no ordinary rescue. When he lost his kitten teeth and started growing in his adult teeth, Rienzie noticed something unusual about his top canines - they were long.
To be precise, Monk's top canines are about three quarters of an inch long. This is much longer than the average cat.
Most cats' canines measure to be about one centimeter if they don't have any gum recession, according to Dr. Rienzie initially worried that something was wrong with Monk. Would he be able to eat with these fangs?
Was he in pain? Was there something wrong with him?
She took him to the vet, who said Monk was perfectly healthy. This doesn't stop people from staring at Monk - and gawking.