Gone in no time! Moment of 3-year-old boy releases butterfly after pulling it from caterpillar – only for his dog to eat it
- Ronnie Seddon, three, released a butterfly in his garden that he had hatched
- Spent several days tending to a caterpillar butterfly and named it Ralph
- Unfortunately, the family dog saw the insect and swallowed it in one bite
- His dad Danny, 25, shared a comedic but heartbreaking moment on social media
A three-year-old boy was heartbroken after his dog ate his butterfly he raised from a caterpillar.
Seconds after the boy from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, released the butterfly into his garden, the family’s Cavalier King Charles chased it and ate it.
Ronnie Seddon, three, grew the caterpillar in a plastic box for several days before it turned into a white butterfly and his father Danny, 25, decided to film the sweet moment.
Ronnie Seddon, three, was heartbroken when his family’s dog, Marvel, ate his butterfly he had just released into the garden in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, after several days hatching it.
In the clip, Ronnie opens the lid of the container the butterfly has hatched in and you can see it flying around inside.
He turns it upside down and begins to shake it to release the insect he named Ralph into the wild.
It lands on the ground in the yard and soon realizes it’s free and flutters off into the grassy yard.
But the family dog, named Marvel, soon spots the butterfly and instinctively tries to catch it.
Danny, 25, filmed his son releasing the butterfly in the garden – tipping the plastic container upside down and shaking it – before fluttering away
But in a comic turn of events, Marvel, a Cavalier King Charles, decided to pop in and eat the butterfly seconds after it was released.
He sees it and with one bite catches it in his mouth, swallowing it whole – much to Ronnie’s chagrin.
Danny decided to share the comedic moment, which he captured on Tuesday, on social media and the video has proved hugely popular ever since.
Danny said, “Unfortunately I stopped recording because Ronnie got upset. He is three years old and has been talking about his butterfly Ralph all day now.
“We bred him from a caterpillar and decided it was time to release him when our dog decided otherwise.
Danny said his son Ronnie has refused to talk to or acknowledge their dog Marvel since the heartbreaking incident
“I shared the video on my Facebook and people can’t help but laugh.
“Ronnie has been very angry with our dog Marvel and refuses to talk to him.”
He explained that their dog is “very cheeky” and often causes trouble in their home.