Triple-pincer lobster caught on video

July 19, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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GLOUCESTER, Mass., July 19 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts lobster wholesaler said he took video of the first triple-pincher clawed lobster he has ever encountered.

Joey Ciaramitaro of Gloucester said he encountered the unusual crustacean Saturday at his company, Captain Joe & Sons, and took video pictures of the creature, which has three pincers on one of its claws, for the blog, the Boston Herald reported Monday.

"We've had blue lobsters before, half-albino lobsters before. It's the first triple-pincer I've ever seen," Ciaramitaro said.

Ciaramitaro said the lobster, nicknamed "Claws," was shipped alongside his more normally clawed brethren.

"He could be at a restaurant. He could be in somebody's pot," he said. "Our lobsters come in and go out the same day. Get 'em in, get 'em out, get paid. That's our motto."

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