King Louie was a rare catch.Caught in Canada's Bay of Fundy this week, the 23-pound lobster is taller than your average toddler. He may even be a century old, a determination based on a rough calculation of his weight and molting pattern. But Louie's options — once a New Brunswick lobster shop bought him from a local fisherman — were slim. "A lot of people wanted to buy it and mount it," Catherine MacDonald, co-owner of the Alma Lobster Shop, tells The Dodo.
But there was something about an offer from a local animal lover named Katie Conklin that seemed just about the right outcome for a lobster who had already lived such a storied life.
Conklin asked if she could buy Louie, hoping to send him right back into the Bay of Fundy where he was found.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time someone tried to spring a lobster from a fish market.
In May, a woman from Red Lake, Canada … (read more)