Originally Posted by HughN
"[I]Nerval had a pet lobster named Thibault which he took for walks in the Palais Royal gardens in Paris on the end of a blue silk ribbon.
A guy was on a dock in a New England town when a Game Warden approached.
"Sir, I can't help but notice you have a couple of lobster in your bucket, and lobster season is closed. I'm going to have to cite you for that."
"Warden, you don't understand; these are my pet lobsters, Millie and George. I keep them in an aquarium at home, but they've grown so much that it's getting a little cramped. So, once a week, I bring them down here and let them swim around where there'a a little space, then I whistle for them, they come back, and they're OK in the aquarium until next time."
"I gotta see this. I've never heard of anyone with lobsters as pets."
The guy pick up the bucket, and with a heave, says "Okay guys, you have a half hour of freedom! Enjoy!" and tosses the lobsters into the bay.
Ten minutes later, the warden says "Alright, I've seen enough. Call them back."
"Your lobsters. Call them back."