The gift that clawed its way into Todd's heart...and stomach

Unlike other schools that have presented Todd Gutner with gifts of donuts or cookies, students at Friendship Village School thanked him for his visit with a gift of live lobsters

FRIENDSHIP, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Todd Gutner has gotten lots of fresh treats -- donuts, cake, cookies -- on school visits across Maine. But only one class has ever given him a treat so fresh that it's still alive.



Many of the students who attend Friendship Village School come from households with ties to the lobstering industry. One of the fourth grade students even does his own trapping and set aside seven lobsters from his catch to give to Todd.

Despite Maine's reputation as a global lobstering capital, Todd said this was the first time he took home live lobsters from a school, and he has long ago lost count of all the classes he has visited to talk about the science that goes into his forecasts on NEWS CENTER. Todd said the students in Friendship were a particularly good audience for his talk on Tuesday, and he swears that the lobsters were not the only reason for his rave review.

Todd cooked two of the lobsters for his family dinner that night. He brought the rest to work to share with his seafood-loving coworkers.

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