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With water services down, Louisiana family uses crawfish pot to bathe children

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 15:50:39-05

When freezing temperatures left water services unavailable in North Louisiana, one Shreveport family got creative.

A crawfish pot filled with snow became a makeshift bathtub for Marie Harper's children on Wednesday night.

The family first heated the pot to melt the snow, stirring occasionally with a boiling paddle. Once melted, the pot was moved onto the ice to cool it off.

After the pot became cool enough to sit in, each kid jumped in for a for a quick, warm bath outside.

"We have no running water. But we have melted snow... and clean kids," Harper said in a Facebook post.

See video of the whole bathing process below:

Louisiana family uses crawfish pot, melted snow to bathe children

Harper's sister Danielle shared a post on Twitter:

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