TSA finds 20-pound lobster in passenger's luggage at Boston airport

A 20-pound lobster was spotted by the Transportation Security Administration in someone's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.

TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy shared a photo of the crustation on Twitter, which received over 1,000 likes and retweets:

According to McCarthy, the lobster was being transported safely and was able to go through security:

The TSA website says that live lobsters are allowed to pass through as long as it's in a "clear, plastic, spill proof container."

The Associated Press reported that the lobster is the largest McCarthy has seen and "cooperated quite nicely with the screening process."

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PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 29: Small lobsters sit in a crate waiting to be unloaded at Free Range Fish & Lobster on Commercial Street in Portland, Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Much like most of the lobster season, it was busy Tuesday afternoon inside the business, with many customers placing orders for the crustaceans. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
STONINGTON, ME - SEPTEMBER 5: Genevieive McDonald replaces a bait bag in a lobster trap while fishing off the coast of Stonington on September 5, 2015. In 2012, McDonald saw dozens of longfin squid near Isle au Haut. The squid like warmer water and are rarely seen in the Gulf of Maine but there were numerous sightings of the squid during the 'ocean heat wave' of 2012. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
HARPSWELL, ME - AUGUST 31: Marissa McMahan holds a juvenile lobster in Lowell's Cove in Harpswell on Monday, August 31, 2015. While lobstering with father off Georgetown in 2012, McMahan discovered black sea bass in the lobster traps, a fish normally found in warmer mid-Atlantic waters. McMahan is now a doctoral student at Northeastern University doing her dissertation on how black sea bass are spreading and interacting with with lobster and other native species. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
OGUNQUIT, ME - AUGUST 20: Cam Hall puts a bag of cooked lobsters into a cooler mounted on the back of a scooter at the Perkins Cove Lobster Pound in Ogunquit on Thursday, August 20, 2015. The lobster pound uses coolers to help keep the cooked lobsters warm during delivery. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
OGUNQUIT, ME - AUGUST 20: Josh Audet paddles out to his lobster boat Karmel in Perkins Cove in Ogunquit before dawn on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Audet works long days, starting lobstering before dawn and often working until 9 p.m. at the Perkins Cove Lobster Pound, his business that offers delivery of cooked lobster and clams. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - JULY 22: Bill Coppersmith of Windham holds a normal looking lobster next to a bright orange lobster that he caught while fishing in deepwater canyons in the Gulf of Maine with his steersman Brian Skillings Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Coppersmith said he has never seen an orange lobster like this in many years of fishing, though he did snag a white lobster in 1997. Coppersmith named him 'Captain Eli' after his four-year old grandson. The lobster will be kept at the Fisherman's Catch in Raymond, run by Coppersmith's son, Billy Jr., for about a month before Coppersmith brings him back out to deep water and releases him back into the ocean. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - March 5: A lobster at Harbor Fish Market in Portland Thursday, March 5, 2015. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster: Either way you want 'em. (Steve Dolinsky/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
CAPE ELIZABETH, ME - JUNE 29: Lobster is featured at several local restaurants at the Taste of Maine event held at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth Sunday, June 29, 2014. (Photo by Jill Brady/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
A gull swims back to shore to feast on a lobster body at Pine Point in Scarborough on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

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