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#1 JagdtigerI

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 04:14 PM

"Lionel the lobster inside the mine

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The mine had been on the seabed for 60 years

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The explosion

The crustacean had made his home in the 600lb mine that had lain dormant on the seabed for 60 years. When divers stumbled across the bomb and alerted the coastguard, the clock was ticking for Lionel.

Navy divers who inspected the bomb tried to coax the critter out, but Lionel was unwilling to move and delivered a nasty nip to one diver's finger. The Royal Navy bomb disposal unit had no choice but to leave the lobster where he was and set charges to the mine.

They set up a cordon 1,000m around the bomb and blew it up. The explosion sent a plume of water 50ft into the air and shook Swanage - the coastguard said it received three 999 calls.

A coastguard spokesman said: 'It seems the lobster made his home inside the mine, in the hole where the parachute would have come out. We don't know how long he was living in it but we named him Lionel as soon as we realised he was there."

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#2 C.Evans

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:38 PM

What a heck of a way to make Lobster Chowder :lol:
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Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:29 PM

Amazing the thing lasted in the water for all this time! Unfortunate it took a "victim" after all, I wonder what PETA will say....

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:46 PM

Alas poor Lionel, we hardly knew ye....... with butter and garlic.
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 12:14 AM

On another note...wreck of WWII German sub loaded with tubs of butter mysteriously goes missing...
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:52 PM

Amazing the thing lasted in the water for all this time! Unfortunate it took a "victim" after all, I wonder what PETA will say....


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