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Rare lobster caught off Maine coast
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 5, 2018 12:01AM

Yet another ultra-rare lobster has been found off the coast of Maine; this one’s calico, the Portland (Maine) Press Herald reports ( Calico coloring occurs about once in 30 million lobsters, according to the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute.

Named Friendly Krueger — ­in honor of her Halloween colors and the “Freddy” horror movies — the critter is shown in a photo by Anthony Belanger, who works at Scarborough Fish & Lobster in Scarborough, Maine, where she is residing for now.

“My boss and the lobstermen we get our lobsters from have never seen one like it,” Belanger noted, “and they’ve been in the business for decades.”

Never fear, a dinner plate is not in her future.


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