Rare calico lobster rescued by Red Lobster workers in Virginia

UPI – A Red Lobster restaurant in Virginia gave a stay of execution to an extremely rare calico lobster that was delivered to the eatery.

The restaurant chain said employees at the location in Manassas spotted the colourful crustacean in a delivery of live lobsters and decided it was too rare of a find to end up on a dinner plate.

The lobster’s calico colouring is caused by a rare mutation found in an estimated one in 30 million lobsters, experts said.

Red Lobster nicknamed the lobster ‘Freckles’ and said the invertebrate will live out the rest of its life at the Virginia Living Museum.

A Red Lobster in Manassas, Virginia, has spared a 1-in-30 million yellow-spotted ‘calico’ lobster. Now, Freckles heads to the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ RED LOBSTER