Last week, the prospect that a 140-year-old lobster confined to a tank inside a New York seafood restaurant would ever see his ocean home again were bleak at best. Now, George, the 20-pound crustacean, will get a second shot at life after the good folks at City Crab and Seafood agreed to ship the lucky lobster to Maine, and release him back into the wild.
As long as George remains in Maine, he won’t have to worry about ending his life in a pot of boiling water. Fishermen are barred from keeping lobsters that exceed the state’s legal size limit. View related photos and Full AP story at MSNBC.com.