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TSA agent poses with live 20 pound lobster that flew with passenger on plane

By Mason White 3:43 PM July 6, 2017
TSA agent poses with large lobster
TSA agent poses with large lobster
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A TSA agent who works at Logan airport in Boston Massachusetts, was surprised to see a live large lobster in a passenger’s luggage.

A woman who flew into the Logan International Airport, which is officially known as General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, and carried the 20 pound lobster with her on the plane.

TSA spokesperson Michael McCarthy‏ posted a photo on Twitter, showing the TSA agency holding the large lobster. Passenger are allowed to fly with lobsters, whether dead or alive.

“TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggage, including this 20+ pound lobster at @BostonLogan,” the TSA spokesperson wrote on Twitter.

The agent found the lobster in Terminal C JetBlue, on Sunday morning. The lobster was placed in a cooler and was alive and well.

However, the owner of the lobster, Lisa Feinman, expressed her outrage that the TSA would take photos of her lobster and post them on the Internet without her permission.

Feinman regularly has lobsters shipped from her store Atlantic Seafood. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, called the incident an invasion of privacy.

Christopher Stracuzza of Georgia, bought the lobster, and he too expressed his outrage, but the TSA claimed that they are allowed to post travel tips on Twitter.