Survival of the fittest is a situation where only those with a strong desire to live will get through any obstacles, no matter what it takes — just like this crayfish who had to sacrifice its own limb in order to escape becoming someone’s dinner.
Weibo user Jiuke uploaded a video of a crayfish making its way out of a boiling hot pot of spicy soup. In the said video, the crayfish was seen gripping one of its claw until it finally detaches from its body. Afterward, the crayfish made its way towards its freedom, leaving others to be boiled alive inside the hotpot.
The said video was taken inside a Chinese restaurant.
Jiuke was impressed by the crayfish’s actions that he decided to adopt it as his pet. He said that he let the crayfish get out of the put and later took it home. He is now raising the crustacean in an aquarium.
The said video became viral as it has been viewed more than 2.2 million times.
In China, crayfish has become a fancied delicacy driving the country’s production to swell from 300,000 tons in 2007 to about 850,000 tons in 2017. The popularity of the said dish has been linked to an improved interaction between diners, as they have to put away their mobile gadgets and put on gloves to peel the crayfish’s shell.