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Huge oyster weighing a whopping 3.2lb and measuring 10ins long discovered in the Atlantic

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OY Oyster! If you think there’s something fishy about this delicacy, you’re right . . . it’s more than three times the size of its mollusc mates.

Restaurants have been queueing to shell out for the stunner, which is 10ins long and weighs 3.2lb.

But finder Mathieu Naslin has clamped down on sales.

Instead he has named it Georgette — after a recently retired colleague — and given the oyster a second chance by returning it to the Atlantic.

Mathieu literally stumbled on the shellfish while working at the Viviers de la Guittiere oyster farm in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, western France.

He said: “I was working and walking along and I felt something with my foot. I picked it up and it was a huge oyster. It’s extremely rare.”

Average oysters are 3in and 2oz. Mathieu said the farm’s sometimes struggle to grow because water from a nearby lake dilutes the salt level.

But it is thought Georgette could get even bigger, as she is aged 13 to 15 and wild oysters can live to 65.

His boss Francois Dewalles joked that he would not let Georgette go for less than €2,000 (£1,849).

But Mathieu insisted: “We wouldn’t have sold her, even for €30,000.”

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