Crawfish Wins "Pardon" From Lieutenant Governor

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While most of his species will wind up boiled in a huge pot before being eaten by anxious consumers, a crawfish given the name Clyde won't be one of them.

He was pardoned, much like the President pardons a turkey before Thanksgiving, by Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser in Lafayette yesterday. The event, held in conjunction with the start of the Lenten season, was billed as the 3rd Annual Pardoning of the Crawfish.

It took place on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus and additionally marks the beginning of the crawfish season in Louisiana and other Gulf states.

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