You may be looking at thelobster above thinking, ‘Wow, that’s a huge lobster, I wonder how much it costs in a restaurant?’ – but you can’t eat him. And the reason he’s so big? He’s estimated to be anything from 60 to 110 years old.
‘Larry’, as he’s become known, was spotted after Joe Melluso, owner of the Tin Fish restaurant in Sunrise, Florida, paraded the 15–pound (7kg) crustacean with the hefty claws on TV. He was soon contacted by animal rescue group iRescue, who purchased Larry for around $300, before transporting him to the Maine State Aquarium. PETA are now calling for the huge lobster to be released back into the wild.
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