Charter boat catches, releases giant lobster off Bermuda

Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 17, 2016

BERMUDA -- A charter fishing company in Bermuda pulled in a monster-sized lobster in the wake of Hurricane Nicole.

Sanctuary Marine Bermuda posted photo to their Facebook page on Saturday showing a 14-pound spiny lobster they say was caught on accident using rod and reel while fishing for snapper.

The giant crustacean was released back into the wild unharmed.

Spiny lobster are a warm-water species of crayfish found around the world.  The are commonly found in Florida, predominantly in South Florida.  It is uncommon to find lobster over 5-pounds, but they have been found up to 15 pounds.