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Crayfish cuts off own claw to escape being boiled alive in bowl of soup

A report by the country's ministry of agriculture last year said that production of crayfish had more than tripled to 850,000 tonnes, 70% of the world's output.

TIM WYATT: ‘This is the remarkable moment a crayfish escaped certain death in a bowl of soup – by chopping off one of its claws. A video posted on the Chinese social media site Weibo showed the small crustacean struggling out of a bowl of piping hot spicy soup. But the creature realised one of its claws was slowing its escape and without any hesitation used its other claw to slice it off and wriggle free. The dramatic footage, posted by a user called Jiuke, has now been shared around the world and viewed more than a million times…

One said “Let him go” and another wrote “don’t eat him, seeing how hard he’s trying to survive”, the Taiwan News website reported. But Jiuke said he had already decided to let the inventive crustacean live. “I let him live, I already took him home and am raising him in an aquarium,” he replied… [Crayfish] have surged in popularity as a delicacy in recent years and China is now the world’s largest producer. A report by the country’s ministry of agriculture last year said that production of crayfish had more than tripled to 850,000 tonnes, 70% of the world’s output’. SOURCE…

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