Crawfish uses flood to stage grand 'escape'

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Sunday, May 29, 2016
A now-viral Facebook post from Waller depicts a crawfish seemingly making a break for it.
Jessica Ardonne Newton

WALLER, Tx. -- All great escape artists need a distraction to make their break, and this crawfish is no different.

After another round of heavy rain moved through the area on Friday evening, Waller resident Jessica Ardonne Newton spotted a lone crawfish waltzing through the parking lot of the Buc-ee's on highway 290.

In a photo uploaded to Facebook, the defiant -- and newly free -- crawfish appears to flash its claws in a display of bravado:

Commenters on the post, which has already been shared over 3,000 times, were quick to point out that a seafood restaurant sits across the street from the Buc-ee's.

Could the calculating crustacean have used the chaos surrounding the severe weather to make a break from the seafood restaurant before meeting its fate in a pot of boiling water? Might it have slipped out just in the nick of time and headed to Buc-ee's for a bag of Beaver Nuggets?

We may never know for sure.

Enjoy your freedom, crawfish.