I bet you thought we were sensationalising this, didn’t you? Well look and despair, because that’s a huge lobster claw
A fisherman in North Wales has gained international attention after part of his haul produced a rather peculiar appendage. Shaun Krijnen was shocked to find a colossal 30cm long lobster claw and a massive 18.7cm long carapace.
"I've showed it to the lads who work with me and they said they don't want to put their hands under the bags anymore knowing that might be there,” Shaun told reporters and we 100% agree with those workers of his. To give a better sense of how big this creature is, here is a photo explaining what a carapace is.
Whew nelly, that’s a big lobster. Not to mention that the carapace found was a moult, which means it had outgrown that particular bit of shell so in reality it’s more like a 20cm carapace.
Lobsters actually live indefinitely, and they keep growing as they age. So it’s feasible that there are exceptionally rare but exceptionally large individuals lurking around the depths. The current record is 124cm in length which, uh…
Holy sh*t! 124cm is taller than an 8-year-old child. It’s bigger than a lot of dogs. And now it might not even be the damned record anymore! Right now, somewhere off the coast of the North of Wales is a huge metre-long lobster stumbling around with claws powerful enough to snap an adult man’s wrist waiting to regrow a lost limb. It’s scuttling around the murky depths of ice cold Welsh waters just waiting for some poor bastard to haul it up so it can eat the skin off his face (that’s what lobsters do, right? We’re pretty ignorant of them to be honest.)
But yeah, that’s pretty much it.
Oh, hey, do you guys wanna see a close up of a lobster’s mouth?