After another round of heavy rain moved through the area on Friday evening, Waller, Texas 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.