A 21-pound lobster was caught in the town of Orleans near Cape Cod, Mass. – possibly the second-largest crustacean ever caught off the coast of New England. Earlier this year a 27-pound lobster caught off Nauset Beach made headlines for its unusually large size, The Blaze reports.
Capt’n Elmers restaurant currently has the massive 21-pound lobster on display. The lobsters claws are approximately one foot long. The gigantic Cape Cod lobster is expected to yield approximately five pounds of meat.
“I had its tail on my shoulder and I had each claw in one of my hands, and it was as long as my arms and as big as my torso It’s giant,” Capt’n Elmers restaurant manager Elise Costa said. Costa also noted she believe the Cape Cod area is one of the few places left in New England which can still bring in “weightier catches” of lobster.
The 21-pound Cape Cod lobster will remain on display for the enjoyment of patrons for awhile and then will be either sold or raffled off for a local charity, according to The Blaze.
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