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Texas dad goes fishing in living room flooded by Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 15:13:58-04

You know the old saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

For one Texas family, when Hurricane Harvey flooded their living room, they decided to go fishing.

A video on Facebook shows a southeastern Texas man splashing around his living room, chasing after a fish that swam its way into the house.

In a series of three videos, the man corners and ultimately catches the large catfish, pulling the animlal out if the water by its tail.

The final video, posted by Facebook user Viviana Saldana, has been viewed more than 13 million times since it was posted to Facebook on Sunday. According to Circa her family's home began flooding Saturday night and by Sunday afternoon, the living room was under water.

She says her father was just trying to make the best out of a bad situation.

"Why go out looking for food when the food is coming to our living room?" she wrote on Facebook. 

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.