21-Lb. Lobster Settles Into New Home

21-lb. lobster

Emily Bauernfeind/AP

updated 07/25/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 07/25/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET

It went from being a monster catch to a raffle prize, and now, a 21-lb. lobster has finally found his destiny as a resident of the New England Aquarium.

The extra-large crustacean was caught in Orleans, Mass., on July 14, and kept at Capt’n Elmer’s Fish Market, where a recent raffle’s winner was to see the lobster get released back into the wild. But, according to the AP, the winner decided the lobster should be donated to the Boston aquarium instead.

The New England Aquarium is no stranger to enormous lobsters. In the 1980s, a 35-lb. creature named Lobzilla took up residence there.

In recent years, two other memorable 20-plus-pound lobsters have turned up in catches, including Rocky, a 27-lb., 40-in. lobster caught off the coast of Maine in February.

21-lb. lobster

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There was also Tiny, a nearly 23-lb. lobster caught off the coast of Nova Scotia in June of 2011.

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