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TrulyReconciled posted 9/10/2013 11:22 AM

... Meet Lola

CNN) -- There's always another strange crustacean out there somewhere.

There are blue lobsters and yellow lobsters. Something on YouTube called a Japanese mitten lobster. Giant cannibal shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico and supergiant albino shrimplike creatures off New Zealand.

Then there's Lola. The six-clawed lobster showed up at the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor last week, a gift from Capt. Peter Brown and lobsterman Richard Figueiredo of the fishing vessel Rachael Leah, which hauled in the hexa-clawed creature off the coast of Massachusetts.

Weighing in at four pounds, Lola has a normal claw on her right side, but on the left has five smaller claws, arranged sort of like the five fingers of a human hand.

"This claw deformity is a genetic mutation," Aimee Hayden-Roderiques, manager of the aquarium, told CNN affiliate WMTW-TV. "Sometimes they have this throughout their life, sometimes this happens during a regeneration from a damaged or lost claw."

Hayden-Roderiques said Lola will soon be on display with some of those other strange lobsters, the blue ones, the yellow ones and even half-and-half colored ones.

"We're kind of the place for unusual lobsters," she told the Bangor Daily News. "Everyone who comes in wants to see the weird lobsters."

gahurts posted 9/10/2013 11:44 AM

but on the left has five smaller claws, arranged sort of like the five fingers of a human hand

She's evolving in to a lobster-human hybrid. That should make for a good late night movie to be watched with copious amounts of alcohol.

broken2 posted 9/10/2013 11:54 AM

I agree with gahurts, late night movie, with copious amounts of alcohol!

[This message edited by broken2 at 11:58 AM, September 10th (Tuesday)]

TrulyReconciled posted 9/10/2013 12:06 PM

... not to mention lemon butter ...

StillGoing posted 9/10/2013 12:07 PM



nowiknow23 posted 9/10/2013 14:55 PM


SuperDuperWonderboy posted 9/10/2013 15:35 PM

broken2 posted 9/10/2013 15:35 PM

Oh, and some lemon with that butter,...please.

TrulyReconciled posted 9/10/2013 16:15 PM

StillGoing - Pay attention!! That water is supposed to be BOILING, dammit ...

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