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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Claws for concern: 20lb lobster found in passenger's luggage

A TSA agent takes care of the 20lb lobster at Logan Airport (Transportation Security Administration/AP)
A TSA agent takes care of the 20lb lobster at Logan Airport (Transportation Security Administration/AP)

Airport security staff were forced into a pincer movement when a 20lb live lobster was spotted in a passenger's luggage.

The lobster, found on Sunday in the checked luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport's Terminal C was said by Transportation Security Administration spokesman Michael McCarthy to be the largest he had seen.

The TSA does not forbid transporting lobsters, but a live creature must be carried in a "clear, plastic, spill-proof container".

Mr McCarthy said the Logan lobster was in a cooler and far from being a crabby crustacean, "co-operated quite nicely with the screening process".

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