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Rare Calico Lobster Caught Off Maine Coast

The University of Maine's Lobster Institute says calico lobsters only occur once in every 30 million lobsters



    Rare Calico Lobster Caught Off Maine Coast
    Scarborough Fish & Lobster
    A rare calico lobster was caught off the coast of Scarborough, Maine.

    A Maine lobsterman caught an exceptionally rare calico lobster off the coast of Scarborough this weekend.

    Anthony Belanger says he and his bosses have never seen a lobster like it in their decades in the business. The Kennebec Journal reports the lobster currently resides at Belanger's workplace, Scarborough Fish & Lobster.

    Belanger says the owners aren't sure if they will sell the lobster or donate it to the University of New England. They've named the lobster Friendly Krueger, a reference to the horror movie character Freddy Krueger due to the lobster's Halloween-like calico coloration.

    According to the University of Maine's Lobster Institute, calico lobsters are very rare -- occurring about once in every 30 million lobsters.

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