Published on February 27th, 2012 | by James Johnson0
Giant Lobster Caught In Maine, It’s The Size Of A Child
A Maine Lobster measuring 40-inches in size and 27-pounds was hulled in by a Maine fisherman two weeks ago after it was trapped in a shrimp net. To put that size into perspective the lobster is the size of a 3-year-old child.
The lobster was given the name “Rocky” and it’s the largest crustacean ever caught in the state.
As one Department of Marine Resources official tells Reuters:
“All the weight is in the claws … It would break your arm.”
Rocky might be gigantic but he’s not going to feed an entire restaurant, that’s because Maine law requires that any lobster measuring more than 5 inches from eyes to the top of the tail be returned to the water.
Rocky still isn’t the biggest Lobster ever caught, a 44 pound lobster was caught near Nova Scotia in 1977.
Would holding a 27 pound lobster that can break your arm creep you out?