It all started innocently enough. Well, sort of. Nantucket lobstermen hauled up a 22-pound crustacean and sold it to a market in Pittsburgh. The owner, awed by the clawed — which was nicknamed Bubba and estimated to be 100 years old — decided to donate it to the local zoo. On Tuesday, the big fella arrived there, and promptly swam to the big trap in the sky.

Lobster author Trevor Corson has a few thoughts about the misguided effort to “save” Bubba, and conservation guidelines in Maine that would have left him in the sea to begin with.

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P.S.: You know what would be funny? Dead lobster gummi candy.

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