Red Lobster saves rare crustacean from becoming someone's dinner

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By , 100.3 JACK FM

Usually when someone orders lobster from a restaurant, they are expecting a hefty bill to come with it.

Of course, if the lobster that ends up on a customer’s plate ends up being one of the rarest lobsters in the world, the price tag quickly becomes an afterthought.

That’s exactly what happened at a Virginia Red Lobster recently when a “1 in 30 million” lobster was spotted in one of their tanks.

Red Lobster is known for having lobster tanks at their entrance for customers to view, but customers at a Virginia location were in for a treat recently when someone spotted one of the rarest lobsters in the world inside the tank.

The lobster, nicknamed Freckles due to its appearance, turned out to be a calico-colored lobster. Luckily for the lobster, an employee knew how rare it was, and it was saved from becoming dinner, according to Fox News.

“We appreciate the help of our friends at the Akron Zoo, who made the connection to the Virginia Living Museum, where Freckles is now in quarantine before joining the lobster display. We hope Freckles brings lots of joy to guests of the museum and lives a long and wonderful life,” said the restaurant.

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