Bacterial Infection Killed 'Bubba the Lobster'

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Posted by Patrick on April 09, 2005 at 13:14:30:

Pittsburgh (KDKA/AP) According to a necropsy, a bacterial infection killed "Bubba the Lobster," the giant lobster who died just a day after being spared from the dinner table.

Tipping the scales at about 23-pounds, the three-foot long Bubba grabbed national headlines after making his way from the waters off Nantucket to the fish counter at Wholey's Market in the Strip District in late February.

But on March 2nd -- just a day after moving into his new digs at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, "Big Bubba" died.

According to zoo officials, the bacterial infection primarily affected Bubba's digestive gland.

Officials say the infection could have occurred as much as a week before the lobster's death.

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