AN ultra-rare blue lobster was saved from the pot at the last minute.
Larry was due to be served up in a roll and tart.
But chef Austin Hopley suffered a “crisis of conscience” when he realised how rare the lobster is.
The odds of seeing a blue lobster are 200million to one.
Austin, 23, spotted Larry at the Hare on the Hill restaurant near Rochdale, Gtr Manchester, this week.
He said: “There were two lobsters and I saw one was a really deep sapphire blue.
“I was surprised. I didn’t know why it was blue. I found out it was really rare, so I thought, ‘I can’t kill this’. We couldn’t see it through and put it on the menu.”
Larry now has a new home at Sea Life Manchester. Austin added: “They were really happy to take him.
“I felt responsible. Something so rare didn’t warrant a place on the menu.”
The Hare on the Hill will no longer serve them.
Rare blue lobsters have a genetic variation.
It comes as boiling any lobsters alive could be made illegal.
A Government review is looking into whether crustaceans can feel pain.
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