One always wants to read something uplifting, something about animals running in the open meadow, breathing the air of the free. Of lobsters making a break for it? Lobsters in Germany took fate into their own claws and broke out of an Asian supermarket. They now face a brighter future in an animal home.

Dozens of lobsters destined to be boiled alive made a successful getaway from an Asian supermarket in the German city of Stuttgart in the early hours of Sunday morning, police said.

The clawed crustaceans, some of them up to 15 centimeters long, managed to crawl out of their crates, which had been poorly secured with wire mesh, then scurried across the floor of the supermarket and squeezed through the metal shutters covering the front of the store. The front door had been left open by mistake.

“The breakout was successful,” Katrin Brandeis, spokeswoman for the Stuttgart police, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “Passers by alerted the police at 1:45 a.m. reporting a large number of the animals heading down the street.”

One wants to yell “Run, little lobsters, run”. Or whatever lobsters do when they’re in a hurry.

Sources:

Liberty-Loving Lobsters on the Lam

Seafood Escapes From German Supermarket

mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
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