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Toby Burnham- The Seagull Whisperer

So yesterday this Homie was on the roof of Toby Burnham’s lobster boat The Jupiter II with a striper plug with it’s treble hooks stuck in its leg and abdomen.  it was stuck hobbling around and in obvious pain.

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Toby was inside the cabin oblivious to the condition of the seagull and when he popped his head out the seagull flew off the roof of the boat and onto the roof of our dock here at Captain Joe and Sons.

Toby grabbed a piece of herring and lured the injured seagull back down off the roof of the dock and just as the seagull got within striking range he snatched it by the tail and held it by it’s neck.

 

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Then grabbing a pair of metal cutters he snipped the treble hooks to remove them from the feet and abdomen without tearing the belly out of the seagull.

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Moments later he was on the deck eating a piece of fish scraps Toby fed him.

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A job well done just a week after his 50th birthday.

Nice work Toby!

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Nice work Toby!

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Jackie Bonham Represents With Toby!

Because where else can you get this kind of experience?  Friendly lobstermen like our pal Toby chomping on a flounder carcass while you represent with a new free GMG sticker.  What’s a vacation without an authentic experience like that?  Come down and get your own free GMG sticker at our dock 95 East Main Street Gloucester Ma.  If we’re not busy I’ll even give you a quick lesson on lobster gender.

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Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II

Fish racks make excellent lobster bait.  When the tides are running the racks hold in the bait bags much longer so the lobsterman knows his gear is still fishing when other types of bait may have washed out of the trap.

Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II

Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II

Marbled Lobster Landed By Toby Burnham Aboard The Jupiter II

I took this picture juxtaposed against a bunch of regular lobsters so you could see just how different they are.   Toby Burnham on the Jupiter II caught this marbled lobster a couple years ago and landed it at our dock.

To see the ocean oddity slide show which I added some more blue shaded lobster, and quadruple clawed claws to you can click this text

Peter Prypot has a wonderful article today in the Gloucester Daily Times about another one that was caught by John Symonds of Essex.  You can read the article by clicking this text

Here you can see just how wild they look when placed next to a normally colored lobster-

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