MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, Maine - Practical jokers Jim Bright and Chris Costello never imagined that their idea of dressing a female lobster in a Barbie outfit - accessorized with pink high heels - would save her from the steam pot.
But it did - at least 10 times.
As a gag, the fishermen clad the crustacean and placed her in a friend's trap last September.
Barbie Lobster, as she has come to be known, has been hauled up - and thrown back - at least 10 times. The radios used by lobstermen buzzed with chatter and laughter each time a new sighting of Barbie was reported.
"You try squeezing Barbie shoes on a lobster," he said. "That was the most time-consuming thing."