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“Lucky Larry,” an 80-year-old lobster, is rescued from restaurant

Don Mackenzie with "Lucky Larry." Photo courtesy of Alex Nunes/The Day/AP Photo

Don Mackenzie with "Lucky Larry." Photo courtesy of Alex Nunes/The Day/AP Photo

Lucky Larry is one fortunate lobster. After being placed on the menu at a Connecticut restaurant, the 17-pound crustacean was purchased by Don MacKenzie, presumably for a delicious dinner. However, instead of serving the lobster with a side of drawn butter, MacKenzie released Larry back into the Long Island Sound last week.

“For a lobster to live this long and avoid lobster traps, nets, lobster pots … he doesn’t deserve a bib and butter,” MacKenzie told reporters. “This lobster has seen World War I, World War II, seen the landing on the moon and the Red Sox win the World Series. He’s made it this far in life.”

Larry received a celebrity send-off, as local children chanted “let Larry live” while his boat left for Long Island Sound. As he was dropped off in a “secret location” where lobstermen can’t drop their nets, Larry will be able to safely live out his days without being recaptured.

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