Three of the rare lobsters, whose shells had more vibrant reddish-orange shades, were discovered at a Stop & Shop in Cromwell, Conn. A fourth was found in a tank at Stop & Shop in North Attleboro, Mass.
After the first was spotted, Fox 61 reported that lobsters with vibrant red hues – before they’re cooked – may be as rare as 1 in every 10 million.
The Cromwell location’s lobsters (Moe, Larry and Curly) are now living at Beavertail State Park's aquarium in Jamestown, R.I., while the North Attleboro lobster (which, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, was not named Shemp) is at a biology center in North Kingstown, R.I., WVIT reported.
Meanwhile, the rest of the stores’ lobsters are presumably still slated for big pots of boiling water.
In other rare-lobster news, a Maine fisherman reeled in a rare calico lobster last year, estimated to be a 1-in-30 million find. Also last year, a Maine seafood restaurant found a cotton-candy-colored lobster in one of its tanks, estimated to be a 1-in-100 million find.