Somewhere in the frigid depths of Canada’s Bay of Fundy, a gigantic lobster nicknamed “King Louie” is breathing a huge sigh of relief.
The rare mammoth crustacean, measuring nearly 4 feet long and weighing in at an astounding 23 pounds, was recently captured and put up for sale in a southern New Brunswick lobster shop. With an estimated age of at least 100 years, the lobster quickly attracted attention from locals.
“This is a big, big lobster,” Catherine MacDonald, who owns the Alma Lobster Shop, told the Canadian Press. “My daughter put it next to a three pound lobster, which is large, and most people have never seen a three-pound lobster, and it was as big as his claw.”
Lucky for King Louie, a vegan activist from Nova Scotia heard about his plight and paid $230 to set him free. Then on a fishing vessel similar to the one that picked him up, the King was returned to his underwater throne.
“It went full circle,” MacDonald quipped. “It was released on a vessel out in the Bay of Fundy in front of the village.”
And long may he reign.