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British girl grab away cocoon hatched to be rare species butterfly and rejects to return it

The garden slammed her behavior was "completely irresponsible, cruel and a crime."

A young girl from the UK visited a butterfly garden and stole a cocoon and went home. As a result, the cocoon was hatched a large moth at home and was discovered a rare species in the world. The garden later asked the girl for the animal, but the girl refused many excuses. The garden slammed her behavior was "completely irresponsible, cruel and a crime."

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The girl, Paige Firkins, 19, recently showed off on the social networking site, she had a cocoon which she brought it from the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Garden. She posted photos of a big hatched "butterfly", which is actually the very rare Atlas moth. 

"...we kinda took the biggest caccoon from the butterfly farm and out come the BIGGEST butterfly I've ever seen..." she wrote.

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Later, some netizens recognized it was Atlas moth and asked her to return it to the garden immediately. Paige soon deleted the post and defend herself not an intentional stealer while she just picked the cocoon which fell from the tree. 

She said the staff members told her she could take the dead butterflies and cocoons on the floor while there were lots in the garden. She added that she believed she is capable to look after the moth.  

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The garden slammed the saying of Firkins' and denied the allowance of visitors taking away the dead butterflies or cocoons. They request Firkins to return the moth immediately but she said she has to wait for reports from experts to decide if she gives it back to the garden. 

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