The incident is big news in Breaux Bridge, which bills itself as the “crawfish Capital of the World.”
The fat held in crawfish heads is a valuable addition to this stew, though, and adds a lot of flavor.
Most folks call them crayfish, but in the bayou, they are crawfish.
1620s, generally dismissed by British etymologists as a 19c. American English variant of crayfish, but perhaps it existed in Middle English. Also in 19c. American English as a verb, "to back out," in reference to the creature's movements.
To renege; retreat; back out: He started to crawfish when he realized who the competition was (1842+)