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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Update: Gigantic lobster dies in Pittsburgh

big_ol_lobster.jpg I need five pounds of drawn butter, stat!
This is a very big lobster:

He's Bubba, a 22-pound leviathan of a lobster pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Mass., and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market. "It is overwhelming," owner Bob Wholey said. "If you see it, you will never forget it. Customers are just in awe."
No matter his age, Bubba dwarfs a typical 1 1/2-pound lobster. He's about three feet long and took up about half a 4-foot-by-4-foot tank at Wholey's Market. A lobster sharing his tank was about as big as one of Bubba's claws.
[Hat-tip: Clotille] UPDATE: It is with a heavy heart that I report Bubba's death. All those spindly legs have shuffled off this mortal coil:
A huge lobster that had become something of a celebrity died Wednesday afternoon at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
The ultimate destination was supposed to be Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, S.C., but Bubba never made it out of Pittsburgh. Zoo officials said the lobster did not eat since leaving Wholey's. A necropsy will determine the cause of death.
See ya on the other side, Bubba.

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