TSA Finally Nabs Something: Finds 20-pound Lobster

Officials from the Transportation Security Administration said there's no "claws" for alarm after a roughly 20-pound live lobster was spotted in a person's checked luggage at Logan International Airport over the weekend.


"I cannot speak to any airline policies, but TSA has no prohibition on transporting lobsters, said TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy in an e-mail to the Globe. It's actually fairly common in the New England region."

But make no mistake, it was a seriously big crustacean.

It's certainly the largest lobster I have ever seen", McCarthy said. And I'd be surprised if we've ever screened a larger lobster.

McCarthy on Monday shared an image to Twitter of a TSA agent holding up the massive lobster that was discovered in the passenger's luggage at the airport's Terminal C. He did not specify where the passenger was headed.

It looks as if the TSA has started its own "catch and release" program.

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