I can’t write something more clever than the NY Daily News lede, so here you go.
A monster lobster scored a one-way ticket out of a Manhattan restaurant Friday – and not on a fork.
After a few years of straight up chilling at the City Crab and Seafood restaurant in New York (and a petition from PETA), George, estimated to be between 80 and 140 years old (yeah, me too…) is being released. It must be a slow news day, because this is hilarious:
George, unlike certain other celebrities, did not seem perturbed as a crew of photographers shot his picture before his grand exit.
“If he was upset, he’d be slapping his tail. His claws would be up and in a defensive posture,” explained Vaina.
“Can you lift up his butt, if he has a butt?” asked a photographer.
George will be transported to New Hampshire, and then finally released in Maine, where he is for sure bound to be caught by a crazy, old Maine lobsterman and sold for $7 a pound. Yum.
George, GO BACK FROM WHENCE YOU CAME! Live longer and prosper, little buddy!
[Posted by Kathleen]