Giant 23-pound lobster caught in N.B.
Published Monday, November 28, 2016 6:13PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 28, 2016 7:51PM EST
A whopping 23-pound lobster was caught off the coast of St. Martin’s, New Brunswick.
He’s estimated to be more than 100 years old.
Alma Lobster Shop is home to the king critter but it might not be for long.
“We’re not sure what we’re going to do with him yet,” Elizabeth Macdonald, who works at the shop, told CTV Atlantic.
She suggested they may auction him or sell him and at $11 a pound, so he could fetch more than $230.
Sunday’s ‘Dumping Day’ – the seasonal kickoff to the crustacean catch – didn’t just bring home the giant lobster. Brittney Macdonald, who also works at Alma Lobster Shop, told CTV Atlantic that there were some other rare creatures that came from the ocean floor, including a yellow lobster, a blue jointed lobster and one lobster even had a heart shaped barnacle pattern attached to its back.
“We’ve never seen the heart shape before, obviously that’s pretty rare,” she said.
“We do get a few yellow lobsters throughout the seasons but they’re still quite rare.”
With files from CTV Atlantic