By Lexy   |  06-03-2018   News
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In an epic move - a crayfish desperate to remove itself from the menu sacrificed one of its own claws to escape a boiling pot of spicy soup at a restaurant in China.

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In the footage, the crawfish is seen gripping one of its claws before successfully detaching it and fleeing.

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The dramatic film was captured by social media user Jiuke, who posted it on the popular Chinese platform Weibo. Jiuke later told users of the site that he had adopted the crayfish as a pet.

Weibo users had left comments in support of the courageous crayfish, urging "let him go" and "don't eat him, seeing how hard he's trying to survive", the Taiwan News website reported.

Juike then responded: "I let him live, I already took him home and am raising him in an aquarium."

China is the world's largest source of the crustaceans, according to China's state news agency Xinhua, citing a report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

Output in China rose to 852,300 tonnes in 2016 from 265,500 tonnes in 2007, Xinhua adds.

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Chalk one up for the sly little crawfish.

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9 Comment/s

DA No. 27830 1528042112

Hey… When your life is at stake… NOTHING is off limits.

That's awesome!

not2far2right No. 27833 1528043177

Wow. It will be a while now before I eat a crayfish!

J.Harjo No. 27834 1528043606

Hooray for the little guy. There is a morale to this story somewhere in there.

Michael M. No. 27835 1528043824

You cannot discount the will to survive…..except in the case of Democrats!

Mona No. 27839 1528046978

Does make me smile- a story that covers the whole spectrum, the will to survive, to survive In freedom, combined with kindness, respect & compassion

Sherry No. 27843 1528049408

Never, in my life, did I think I'd feel pity for a crayfish! Glad the little guy made it!

Anonymous No. 27844 1528050057

oy vey. goyem, I'm so conflicted. i hate the shellfish, but this little unkosher goyfish escaped the showers like elie wiesel, one of the great heroes of my people. is my comment too long already? sorry, I get so self-conscious writing on here like in yeshiva arguing talmud. my mother tells me I am too nitpicky and long-winded even to commeny online. I feel very ashamed and embarassed right now and frankly self-loathing commenting about shellfish, but this article awakened something within. this story reminds me of the struggle of the jewish motherland (israel/aka the best friend of america) and of the jewish people for millennia. so good for this little goy shellfish to escape the showers even though he is not kosher. am i rambling? my psychiatrist says i need to share my feelings more, but this feels inapprorpriate. maybe i should sue dr chaim steinbergstein for negligence with that advice. i

am embarrassed now, and it's very dry in here and my joints ache. oyyyy. well shalom friends and mazel tov to the unkosher goyfish

Rob Kolanowski No. 27974 1528210029

Lets see if you actually read your comments.

I felt just like that little crayfish on twitter. Just another blind crayfish so I had to escape. It just isnt real…

No more crustacean stories okay?

Rob Kolanowski No. 27838 1528211209

Lets see if you actually read your comments.

I felt just like that little crayfish on twitter. Just another blind crayfish so I had to escape. It just isnt real...

No more crustacean stories okay?

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