Orange you glad this little guy won’t be dinner?
A seafood restaurant in Massachusetts is sparing an incredibly rare orange lobster it received in a recent wholesale delivery, and reportedly plans to donate the crustacean to a local aquarium.
Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham revealed the rare catch on social media on Sunday.
“Check out our latest visitor,” the Cape Cod-area restaurant joked in a now-viral Facebook post, disclosing that they plan to give the lobster to “a local aquarium.”
The creature’s orange coloring is caused by a genetic mutation, the Cambridge Chronicle reports, only occurring in about “1 in 30 million lobsters.”
Coincidentally, Arnold’s also made national news last year when the seafood shop received a bright blue lobster in a regular shipment. Affectionately nicknamed “Baby Blue,” that lobster was also spared from the dinner plate and donated to an aquarium.
Only about 1 in every 2 million lobsters are that same blue hue, MassLive.com reported.