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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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Look Who’s 50! Our Buddy Toby Burnham!!!

Toby is one of the funniest, nicest guys you’d ever want to meet.  Salt of the earth lobsterman.  We’re lucky to get to deal with him every day- always entertaining!

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Toby is a good egg.  He walks to his own beat but is a super nice guy.  For some interesting posts featuring Toby (and they’re all interesting if they feature him) click this text.

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Tuffy 5:09AM- Tuffy 4:10PM September 23,2010

Here’s a before and after picture of Tuffy after a day of lobstering.  We just finished lowering bait down onto his boat The Degelyse and took this picture.  Note the how clean his white shirt is in the before picture.

BEFORE  5:09AM

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AFTER 4:10PM

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The reason his shirt is all dirty particularly in that spot under his arm is because that is where his oilskins don’t cover his shirt and the line from the pot trawls come up over the rails and with it sling mud and stuff all over the place as it comes through the hauling block.

Abbie Lundberg Photo Of Tony Gross’ Seahorse Find

You may remember Tony Gross from his pictures in the Boatyard-

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or when he chopped off the tip of his finger and became a “cull”

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Well the other day Tony was hauling lobster traps and off his gear fell a seahorse which are pretty rare to catch up in our waters. His lovely wife Abbie sent us the picture-

Hi Joey, here’s a photo of the seahorse that came up with Tony’s trawl
– Abbie

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