GLOUCESTER (CBS) — A lobsterman in Gloucester found quite a surprise in his trap — an unusually larger lobster, caught off the coast last week.
The crew of Skipper Lou Williams’ The Pretty Girl caught the crustacean, but released it back into the water after snapping some photos. They estimated it weighed around 20 pounds.READ MORE: Man Facing Charges After Dog Is Stolen From Car In Cambridge
It’s not the first time unusual lobsters have been caught in local waters.
Last year, a 21-pound lobster was caught off the Cape.
According to the Massachusetts Lobstermens Association, the largest lobster ever caught in the state was 37.4 pounds and caught off Cape Cod.READ MORE: Everett Woman Celebrates Mother's Day A Year After Giving Birth To Twins While Having COVID-19
And it’s not just size that sets local lobsters apart lately.
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Some of those mutants include blue and spotted lobsters.