'Lucky Larry' The 17-Pound Lobster Goes Free

Estimated to be at least 70 years old, the lobster that was trapped and sold to a restaurant in Connecticut caught a lucky break. Don MacKenzie bought him and sent him back out to sea. For a lobster to live this long and avoid lobster traps, Mackenzie said, he doesn't deserve a bib and butter.

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Lucky Larry is a 17-pound lobster estimated to be at least 70 years old. He was not so lucky when he was trapped and sold to a restaurant in Connecticut. But Don MacKenzie stepped in. He bought Lucky Larry, but not for a dinner date. He sent him back out to sea. For a lobster to live this long and avoid traps, MacKenzie said, he does not deserve a bib and butter. It's MORNING EDITION.

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