A massive lobster said to be taller than a toddler and believed to be 100 years old was caught Sunday by a lobster fisherman in the Bay of Fundy in Canada. It wasn’t a surprise that the opening-season catch got plenty of attention.
The 23-pound lobster dubbed King Louie was placed in its own tank at Alma Lobster Shop in southern New Brunswick where people made suggestions on what to do with it, according to CTV News.
“This is a big, big lobster,” Catherine MacDonald, co-owner of the lobster shop, told CTV News. “My daughter put it next to a three-pound lobster, which is large and most people have never seen a three-pound lobster, and it was as big as his claw … It's beautiful.”
After a couple days showing it off in the tank, the lobster shop owners finally decided what to do with it, which is basically what they always do with lobsters. They sold it.
The buyer, Katie Conklin of Nova Scotia, shelled out $230 for King Louie at $10 per pound. But she didn't intend to eat it. Instead, the vegan bought it with the stipulation that the fisherman returned it to the sea.
So on Tuesday, Rodney MacDonald returned King Louie to his throne.
"It went full circle," Catherine MacDonald said. "It was released on a vessel out in the Bay of Fundy in front of the village."
Just the way Conklin wanted it.
"I just hope he carries his genes and he lives a happy life for his second chance," she told CTV.
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