Dammit Mother Nature: Freaky Deaky 6-Clawed Lobster

September 10, 2013


Meet Lola, a 4-pound, 10-year old lobster caught off the coast of Massachusetts with a regular claw on one side, and five freaky little nonfunctional claws on the other. MUTANT! *calling Professor X* Seriously bro, you have to let us kill and eat this one.

"This claw deformity is a genetic mutation," aquarium manager Aimee Hayden-Roderiques told WMTW-TV in Maine. "Sometimes they have this throughout their life, sometimes this happens during a regeneration from a damaged or lost claw."

"Sometimes the genes will just get a little mixed and it will grow a funny claw," he told the Bangor Daily News. "But I've never seen anything like this."

Lucky for Lola, the deformity saved her life.

Man, that looks like something straight out of one of my nightmares. The one where a fancy dinner at a seafood restaurant TURNS INTO A BLOOD BATH. You ever seen a lobster the size of a bear tearing the arms off your date before? No more bong rips and fish sticks right before bed.

Thanks to ChaosLex, who believes pollution is the cause of the mutation and now has all his food raised on the moon to prevent contamination. Smart thinking.

  • Bigmek

    Why can't chicken be more like that? We need chickens with 3 drumsticks for the average western household

  • Mario Rosales

    geekologie: your source for consistent, quality lobster news, telling the storys that NEED to be told!

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Great! Now they developed hands to use our technology against ourselves!

  • Zach V

    So you're saying they're becoming... Crab People?

  • baal

    The regrowth problem doesn't have to be a mutation. Those barnacles could have disrupted the signalling needed to create the claw in the right pattern. Also, it's a big critter. Repatterning is easier on smaller scales. It's possible the claw pattern signalling over time simply couldn't transmit over such a large appendage.

  • Taurus Lass

    pollution probably didn't help.

  • Guest

    She is great at giving high-fives.

  • Jon C

    Those claws may be nonfunctional in the traditional sense, but they could be perfect for stabbing unsuspecting cooks.

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