Talk about a sea creature! A fisherman in Bermuda caught a "monster" 14-pound lobster that washed closer to the shore after Hurricane Nicole hit the region last week.
Sanctuary Marine Bermuda shared three photos of the massive male lobster on its Facebook page Saturday, October 15, and the post has since accumulated more than 16,000 shares and 2,700 likes.
"Hurricane Nicole blew in some sea monsters… 14lb lobster, caught and released!" the post reads.
In the comments section, the Sanctuary Marine Bermuda crew revealed that they almost brought the crustacean to the aquarium, but ultimately decided to release it after removing the fish hook. They also said, "It was caught by accident on hook and line while fishing for snapper."
The account also shared GoPro head-cam footage of the lobster being caught and released. Several Facebook users commended the team for returning the marine animal back to its natural habitat.
"Remarkable catch, glad someone was able to get pictures," one user wrote. "Thank you for being kind people and putting that big old lobster back into the sea."
It is unclear how old the lobster is, but FOX-KTTV reported that marine experts say the creatures can live up to 70 years.
Surprisingly, this wasn't the biggest lobster ever caught. The Guinness Book of World Records lists a 44-pound lobster caught off Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1977 as the largest one ever caught, Reuters reported in 2012.
Hurricane Nicole passed over Bermuda before moving out to sea on Thursday, October 13. Bermuda faced rain and wind, but the storm never made landfall.
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