Fisherman catches rare calico lobster

U.S. & World

SCARBOROUGH, ME (NBC News) — A Maine lobsterman caught an exceptionally rare lobster over the weekend.

The calico lobster was snagged off the coast of Scarborough, Maine.

The crustacean named, “Friendly Krueger”, now resides in a tank at the Scarborough Fish and Lobster Company.

The name is a reference to the horror movie character Freddy Krueger due to the lobster’s Halloween-like calico coloration. 

The owners aren’t sure if they will sell the lobster or donate it to the University of New England.

Calico lobsters are very rare – occurring about once in every 30 million lobsters.

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