Louie the Lobster has spent the last 20 years living at Pete's Clam Bar in Hempstead. On Friday the owner of Pete's released Louie on to the Atlantic Beach reef to live out the rest of his life free in the ocean. There's was much fanfare for the event. Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino presided over the ceremony and proclaimed Louie was pardoned from winding up on a seafood lovers plate to return to a "Life that's better down where it's wetter."
According to Bob Bayer the Executive Director of The Lobster Institute in Maine Louie will most likely survive. Bayer says there aren't too many predators who want to eat a "Big old lobster like that."
Louie is 22 pounds. He's been around since the 1880's. I hope he finds some friends and lives a happy rest of his life. Hopefully, avoiding any lobster traps in the future.
Source: New York Post