Crayfish amputates its own claw to avoid being boiled to death in restaurant hotpot

In a video that's gone viral worldwide, watch as a crayfish at a restaurant in China escapes a pot of boiling water by severing off a claw and then scurrying away.

The Washington Post reports:

Weibo user Jiuke caught the whole thing on video. It has since been shared more than 1 million times.

A happier ending still: Crayfish's claw will regenerate. And he'll become Jiuke's pet.

The crafty crustacean will live in an aquarium at Jiuke's home.

Thanks, Kyle!