Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, along with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, granted an official pardon to Clyde the Crawfish during the Third Annual Pardoning of the Crawfish event this afternoon in front of Cypress Lake on UL's campus.
 
The lucky crustacean was named Clyde, in honor of Dr. Clyde Rougeou who served as the president of what was then the University of Southwestern Louisiana from 1966-1974. 
The crawfish was king of his own parade as he was escorted by police to the swamp.
The Lt. Governor then officially bestowed the pardon upon Clyde the Crawfish.
Following his pardoning, Clyde was transported to Palmetto Island State Park outside Abbeville, Louisiana, where he was released to live out the rest of his days with all his little crawfish friends.