Don't believe everything they say about Chinese crawfish.

Compared to the variety from Cajun country, Chinese crawfish will often get the side eye around these parts—but this viral video may muster up some newfound respect for the crustaceans from overseas.

The clip shows a crawfish sacrificing his own claw to escape a boiling soup pot at a restaurant in China. Watch as the crawfish (or crayfish as they probably call it) holds onto his claw before snapping it and running away to safety.

The person who uploaded the video apparently adopted the little savage crawfish after commenters pleaded for his life on his behalf.

don't eat him, seeing how hard he's trying to survive

Social media user Jiuke responded that he "let him live" and was already "raising him in an aquarium" at home.

While this is amazing, I'm still not sure if it tops the homegrown Cajun crawfish that drinks Bud Light and smokes cigarettes.

What's the craziest thing YOU'VE ever seen a crawfish do?