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130-Year-Old Lobster Pardoned and Set Free

Saved from being steamed or sautéed with butter, Larry, a 130-year-old lobster, has found his saving grace!

In celebration of National Lobster Month, Larry the lobster was pardoned and set free by Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park, NY. The lobster had been living in the restaurant for 30 years and is now getting a second chance at making it in the wild.

The town of Hempstead had admired Larry for 30 years and has decided to follow their motto, “…why eat a lobster when you can save one.” This 20-pound lobster received an official pardoning ceremony by the town and was escorted back to his natural habitat.

“It became to big for us to keep him…He survived three owners here at the bar,” said Butch Yamali, owner of Peter’s Clam bar.

Experts say that Larry is likely to live another 30 to even 50 years if he is not recaptured.

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130-Year-Old Lobster Pardoned and Set Free