Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here'sthe MUTANT LOBSTER!!!
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A lady lobster with four claws was pulled from the deep this week in the waters off Newport.
With a large crusher claw and three pincher claws - instead of the usual one - the crustacean was unlike anything 39-year-old lobsterman Patrick Marks had ever seen in his 14 years catching the creatures.
All of the lobster's excess appendages worked.
Marks, of Portsmouth, trapped the mutated animal about 60 miles south of Newport and hauled her up on Monday.
Marks told the Newport Daily News he sometimes lets lobsters go out of guilt when they look at him funny.
So after showed off the multi-clawed lobster for most of the day, he let her go. She weighed 1.5 pounds and could have sold for $7.50 retail.