A Connecticut man purchased a 17-pound lobster at a Waterford restaurant, then released the crustacean back into Long Island Sound. The lobster would have to be about 80-years-old to reach his current size and he felt he deserved to live. ”It takes seven years for him to even become a lobster big enough to keep.” MacKenzie said. ”For a lobster to live this long and avoid lobster traps, nets, lobster pots… He doesn’t deserve a bib and butter.” He took the lobster back to sea Tuesday, releasing him in a secret location, where he said it would be almost impossible for fishermen to drag their nets. MacKenzie received a send-off from a group of children chanting ”Let Larry Live” and the lobster was given a salute from the Niantic River Bridge operator who sounded the lift bridge’s siren as the boat carrying him headed to sea.