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Huge 14lb lobster caught off Bermuda coast

October 25, 2016 | Comment icon 11 comments

The gigantic crustacean was caught just one day after Hurricane Nicole swept through the area.
Fishermen Matthew Jones and Tristan Loescher had been fishing off the coast of Bermuda when one of their catches managed to get tangled up in the mooring line of a nearby boat.

When Loescher swam out to untangle it however he found something that neither of them had ever expected to see.

The massive lobster weighed 14lbs and was almost as big as the men themselves.
"Most of the time a 10-pound is the biggest anyone will typically see in their lifetime," said Jones. "Each leg measured 2 feet, but I do believe they get much bigger."

While the pair contemplated donating the specimen to a local aquarium, they ultimately decided to release it back in to the water.

"It was one of the biggest lobsters we've ever seen," said Jones.

"It's not typically caught that way so we decided to let it go."

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (11)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by paperdyer 5 years ago
Looking at the picture makes me think of the old SciFi stinker "Attack of the Lobster Men"    
Comment icon #3 Posted by herbygant 5 years ago
Poor lobster.
Comment icon #4 Posted by universal skeptic 5 years ago
Glad to hear they set it free.
Comment icon #5 Posted by oldrover 5 years ago
I really, really want truly giant lobsters to be real. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by jarjarbinks 5 years ago
Don't swim naked around it, it could chop something
Comment icon #7 Posted by cyclopes500 5 years ago
Comment icon #8 Posted by Myles 5 years ago
I would have kept it.
Comment icon #9 Posted by qxcontinuum 5 years ago
i applause the release decision. Those killing such exemplary rare specimens must not live on this planet
Comment icon #10 Posted by Myles 5 years ago
I have no problem with them releasing it.   I just think I would have eaten it.  
Comment icon #11 Posted by woopypooky 5 years ago
damn..i feel hungry

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