21-pound lobster avoids becoming dinner

8:54 AM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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BOSTON -- A 21-pound lobster caught off Cape Cod won't become a massive meal for some lucky, bib-wearing diner. Instead, the gargantuan crustacean will be on display at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

That's after a raffle for the lobster at Capt-n Elmer's Fish Market in Orleans, the town where the lobster was caught July 14.

The winner was to receive some smaller lobsters and a chance to be there when the big guy was released into the wild. But the winner wanted the animal donated to the aquarium instead.

Aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse said the lobster arrived Monday and will be displayed after a routine, 30-day quarantine period.

Big as it is, it's smaller than the 35-pound "Lobzilla" that LaCasse said lived at the aquarium in the 1980s.

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