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#1 Hum

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:15

Robert Malone went fishing for shrimp and pulled in a surprise: a 27-pound Maine lobster that could never be viewed as shrimpy.

The beast, caught in the vicinity of Rockland, Maine, was dubbed Rocky, reports the Associated Press. Of course, the size of the lobster's fearsome claws also bring to mind the meaty fists of that boxer named Balboa.

Malone opted to donate the nearly 40-inch-long crustacean to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, the AP says. That's pretty magnanimous -- depending on how you look at it.

Lobster prices aren't what they once were, having fallen along with the economy around 2008, Reuters reports. But they were above $3.30 a pound in 2010, and the Maine lobster industry is bubbling over what looks to be a record haul in 2011, the new site says.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:17

Adrian!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:19

Melted butter :)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:20

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It looks like those creatures from District 9.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:21

It looks like those creatures from District 9.


That's a bit harsh she's not that bad looking.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:23

Mmmm, nothing beats Maine lobster. :)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:23

Need a big pot to cook that, eh ?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:24

Wow. That's one BIG lobster...

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:31

Was kinda hoping that they would spare him, takes a long time to get that big!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:34

Was kinda hoping that they would spare him, takes a long time to get that big!


"Malone opted to donate the nearly 40-inch-long crustacean to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, the AP says."

they did :)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:35

Bet it would taste delightful.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:43

The Lobsternator! :rofl:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 15:46

thats a big lobster