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Friday, August 22, 2014

Local Lobster Rides Muni to the San Francisco Bay

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM

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Since we live over in the East Bay, Muni isn't a part of our daily routine. But yesterday, a dentist appointment gave us that rare chance to experience a brief jaunt through San Francisco. 

If you ask us, Muni riders have it made: no carpet or cloth seats and much better views along the way. But in the most basic ways Muni is just like BART: it's crowded, there's far too many unknown and unpleasant scents, and you see the damndest things when you least expect it.

Like a live lobster riding the bus. 

While on the 1BX route, a man in ski goggles boarded the bus with a baby lobster in tow. As if a passenger wearing ski goggles on an August day in San Francisco wasn't curious enough, it was the tiny crustacean and its travels that caught our attention. 

After inquiring more, the man told us it was a lobster and said something along the lines of "I found him in a cup of water. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with a lobster, so I am taking him to the Bay."


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By the way, the little guy's name is "the dude," which if you could have met him, was actually rather fitting.  
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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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