These things are massive.

If you’re a seafood fan, you need to run—don’t walk—to the nearest Costco location for the lobster claw of a lifetime.

Well, maybe. These massive claws are only being sold in select stores, so check with your local Costco before you show up in your stretchy, lobster-eating pants. But, still, look at these things:

Now look at one compared to this guy’s fist:


The claws vary in size, but usually weigh between 2 and 7 pounds. Most have been spotted in California, with Instagram and Reddit users reporting sightings in Newport Beach and Oakland.

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You may be wondering if claws this size are even legal. According to Foodbeast, it’s totally fine if they’re being packed and shipped from Maine. State legislators passed laws in 2011 that rolled back regulations on lobster processors, allowing them to sell the oversized lobsters, the report states.

In any case, people are pretty excited about the massive find. I don’t want to burst any bubbles here, but I only know one guy with claws that size.

Larry the lobster
Credit: YouTube


Anyway, happy lobster hunting! (And here’s to hoping Larry and his family are OK.)