I used to frequent "Butch's Seafood" in Westwood,NJ every Fri several years ago.The guy had a boat,was from Maine and had the store in NJ.He had the absolute best fish/shell fish I've ever had.
I walk in this one Fri to get a couple of Grey Sole filets and happened to cast a glance at the back wall and said:"OMG Butch,*** is that and will you sell it to me??"
He laughed and said:"that's 'Earl',I caught him a while back and keep him around for conversation.I might sell him if the price was right but I don't think you could afford him."
Earl was the largest Lobster I had ever seen,he was a tight fit in his 55gal 4ft long aquarium!This ****** would have fed a family of 10!
Butch said he never weighed Earl but he guessed about 25lbs and said he must have been 25-30yrs old at the least.
Butch closed shop and I don't know what happened to Earl.He was probably too tough to eat anyway.