|Swimmer nabs monster lobster off California coast||| Print ||
|Written by Associated Press|
|Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:30|
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Joseph Ali says onlookers thought he was drunk when he dove into the nighttime waters around a Southern California pier. But he came away with a monster of a lobster and the catch of a lifetime.
Ali tells the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/IQe4r3) he was closing his father's business, Zack's Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, Monday when he saw the ocean was calm and decided to dive for dinner. He was down about 15 feet going after a smaller lobster when he saw the giant. He says it was too big to grab properly but it latched onto him and he wrestled it to shore.
It weighed nearly 18 pounds — even a 5-pounder is considered trophy-sized — and was likely at least 30 years old.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com
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