If you saw something from the seafood department moving around on the floor of a grocery store, what would you do? Would you take it home with you?

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A Houston woman saved a life and got a free pet from her local H-E-B, after picking up a stray crawfish and giving it a new home. A store employee told Jenifer Mejia she could keep it, and the TikTok video of her putting the animal in her aquarium racked up over 3.8 million views and over 455,000 likes.


Giving Seafood a Second Chance

Mysanantonio.com reported that Mejia says this isn't her first crawfish. Also, her tank is large enough to give her new pet plenty of space, and he isn't touching other fish in the aquarium. She has posted several video updates, showing the crawfish healthy and alive. In one of her recent videos, she stated that now she needs help with a name.

Crawfish Make Good Pets

Mejia may want to get this little fella his own place soon, however. Although crawfish, also known as crayfish, can be fun, inexpensive pets, they tend to eat other living creatures nearby, according to Crayfish Dude, a crayfish and fresh water fish website.

You can keep other creatures in the tank, but they need to be the right types of fish, otherwise, you might just be feeding your new pet a snack. Right now, I'm sure this crawfish is just grateful that he didn't wind up on a plate with some potatoes and corn!

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Temple is a super pet-friendly place to live, but there are some animals city officials would really rather you not try to tame and keep in your home. Let's take a look at a few of the critters on the banned list.

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Killeen, Texas is a very pet-friendly place, but there are limits. You may think keeping a kangaroo around shows some hometown pride, or that an anteater could save you money on pest control, but they're among these 20 animals that are banned within the City of Killeen.

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.