Being one of a kind saved the life of a lobster about to be cooked up and served on a platter at Red Lobster.
One lobster in Manassas, Virginia, is screaming, “I’m different. Yeah, I’m different” after it was taken off the menu for its unique bloodline. The lobster named Freckles is a calico lobster. The lobsters are named in honor of their spotted shell, and this particular type of lobster only comes about once “in every 30 million” lobsters.
The lucky lobster has reportedly been donated to the Virginia Living Museum for its lobster display.
In a statement, Red Lobster wrote: “Calico-colored lobsters like Freckles are so rare, it was almost unbelievable that we received one! We are so proud of our employees for recognizing that Freckles was so special – and for reaching out so we could make arrangements for rescue. We appreciate the help of our friends at the Akron Zoo, who made the connection to the Virginia Living Museum, where Freckles is now in quarantine before joining the lobster display. We hope Freckles brings lots of joy to guests of the museum and lives a long and wonderful life.”
Just last year, another lobster was saved from being eaten at the restaurant. The lobster was a rare blue lobster, and thanks to employees at the Akron, Ohio location, the lobster was saved after being brought in as a part of Red Lobster’s shipment.