Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm always drawn to those news stories about some strange mutated animal that someone found. You know, the snake with two heads or the albino turtle... I don't know why, but Darwinism in all it's glory facinates me, and I can't seem to help myself. Anyway, the headline about a fisherman who caught a lobster with 4 claws caught my eye, but that's not why I loved the story so much.

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 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.

Did anyone else catch that one line? he sometimes lets lobsters go out of guilt when they look at him funny.

Now THAT's funny. And sweet. This guy catches lobsters for a living, but every once in a while some lucky lobster manages to make eye contact and win the Lobster-Lotto.

The Lobster Looks-At-Him-Funny and it speaks volumes...

Dude... I got 49,000 eggs on my tail, your fucking boat polluted the shit out of my feeding grounds to the point where I grew 2 extra frikken claws, and now you're gonna sell me to Lenny and Joe's just so some schmuck can complain that I'm not MEATY enough????Throw. Me. Back. Now.

1 comment:

Balancing Act said...

So... what does it look like when a lobster gives you the evil eye anyways?