GEORGE OF THE GILDED AGE

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A 20-pound lobster, estimated to be about 140-years-old!, was saved from a Park Avenue restaurant‘s steamer pot  last Friday.  George, a Methuselah of the Crustacean World, was spotted by a diner at City Crab and Seafood. The Maine lobster, who was quietly resigned to becoming a main course, stood out easily at the bottom of the restaurant’s seafood tank and going for $27 a pound. The diner promptly reported his discovery to PETA (that hallmark of controversy) and the elderly lobster was released yesterday. George is now residing in the beautiful waters off Kennebunkport, Maine where lobster trapping is forbidden and where this extremely long-lived lobster could write his memoirs undisturbed.

Source: WCBS.TV

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