Family Releases Bird Back to the Wild and It Goes Terribly, Terribly Wrong

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A family who thought it would be a good idea to release their pet budgerigar into the wild instead had to witness the horrifying moment when their dog decided to take the bird’s newfound freedom away.

Maritza Sanchez shared the video of the terrible moment to Twitter, April 13, when the bird tried to fly away but ended up on the ground and eventually in the dog’s jaws. The dog ran away from the horrified screaming of the family, seemingly thinking that the whole situation was one big game. A follow-up photo confirmed that unfortunately the budgie did not survive the ordeal.

The video had 15,707 retweets and 18,114 likes at time of writing. Credit: Twitter/maritzuh via Storyful

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