January 11th, 2009 14:45 EST
Restaurant Frees George The 140-Year-Old Lobster
"A 140-year-old lobster once destined for a dinner plate received the gift of life Friday from a Park Avenue seafood restaurant.
George, the 20-pound supercentenarian crustacean, was freed by City Crab and Seafood in New York City.
George had been caught off Newfoundland, Canada and lived in the tank for about 10 days before his release."
I love lobster but now that I know that it`s not unusual for a lobster to live more than 100 years it`s dulled my appetite for the tasty crustacean. I would hate to bite into anything that`s a century old.
I hope the that "City Crab and Seafood" doesn`t name all its lobsters, I would want to pet rather than eat a lobster once it has been given a name.
I`m glad that George was in captivity for only ten days, and that he will live out the rest of his days in freedom. It`s a good thing that George was released in an area that forbids lobster trapping, because at 20 pounds and 140-years-old I don`t think George can outrun a snail.