Abandoned lobster dies
ST. CATHARINES, Ont.—An Ontario humane society says a lobster found abandoned in a box in a restaurant parking lot has died.
The Lincoln County Humane Society in St. Catharines sent out a tweet today saying the crustacean—dubbed “Mickey the Lobster”—died overnight.
The humane society’s executive director Kevin Strooband had said the restaurant doesn’t serve lobster, and it was suspected the crustacean was left there as an April Fool’s Day prank.
The animal shelter had been making plans to send the lobster back to the Maritimes, where it probably came from.
But now those hopes are dashed, although the humane society said on Twitter that it had received three offers to get Mickey home.
Strooband said yesterday that the humane society had rescued the lobster by getting some salt water from a supermarket and putting it into an aquarium.
He said an investigation into how the lobster ended up in the box in the parking lot was ongoing.