A man has been caught on camera catching a fish with his bare hands in his flooded Houston home after Tropical Storm Harvey inundated the Texan city.

Viviana Saldana posted a video to Facebook showing her dad making the most of a bad situation and keeping the family well entertained as he jumps repeatedly into the water, trying to catch a fish that is swimming around.

"Why go out looking for food when the food is coming to our living room?" Saldana captioned the post.

The water in the living room - which has a large green and yellow fish already mounted on the wall - is almost up to his knees as Dad walks around in soaking jeans and no shirt, stalking the fish.

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Saldana can be heard laughing as he lunges into the water and misses a few times.

But then, after a bit of careful positioning, he finally manages to catch the slippery fish with his bare hands and pulls it writhing from the water.

The viral video, which has been viewed 11 million times, has provided a bright spot in the midst of all the flooding in Houston and surrounding areas.

Why go out looking for food when the food is coming to our living room? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ y'all help me get this to the news lmao

Posted by Viviana Saldana on Saturday, 26 August 2017