Giant Lobster Held For Ransom

The owner of a seafood store in Wickford, Rhode Island received a lobster shipment from one of its suppliers, and came into possession of a 20.6-pound lobster caught off Georges Bank in Canada.

He decided to release the lobster, but first ransom it to raise $2,500 for a local food bank.  So if you want this 65-year-old lobster to swim free, send a contribution to the "Free Wickford Willie Fund" by Saturday, January 31.

Photo: Adrienne Downing

Link - via coldmud

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Hey folks,
We released Wickford Willie today 2/2/2009 (there was only one lobster). This lobster was worth $1150.00 which was donated to the food pantry. Even though Willie did not get eaten he will feed many people, thanks to all who donated.

Once again thank you,
Gardner's Wharf Seafood
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