Rare Yellow Lobster Found Off Conn. Coast

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WATERFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – We have all heard the popular expression “one in a million,” but one fisherman in Connecticut beat one in 30 million odds.

Jere Lacoske, who has been fishing since 1996, couldn’t believe his eyes when he opened his trap and found a rare yellow lobster, according to WTNH.

“First I thought it was a joke,” Lacoske told the station. “I said hopefully…joke is it cooked or is it plastic? And then it was in with six other lobsters so it was kind of hiding in the corner.”

Lacoske caught the rare lobster off of Black Point in Niantic.

“In about 75 feet of water I caught her,” Lacoske said.

Lacoske is thinking of keeping the lobster on display at the Project Oceanography at Avery Point. “See if they’ll take it down there and show the kids down there for a while at least,” Lacoske said.

Lacoske added that if they are not interested in the lobster he will throw it back in the water in hopes of another lobster fisherman can be surprised in finding the rare lobster.


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