lobster-uncookedThe biggest lobster ever caught in Maine, a 27-pounder (12.25 kg) with claws tough enough to snap a man’s arm, was released back into the ocean on Thursday after being trapped in a shrimp net last week, marine officials said.

The 40-inch (one-meter) male crustacean, about the size of a 3-year-old child, was freed in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, under restrictions which ban the catch of lobsters measuring more than 5 inches from the eye to the start of the tail.

“All the weight is in the claws,” Jones said. “It would break your arm.”

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