Teenager accidentally adopts bumblebee

A teenager accidentally adopted a bumblebee after she rescued it - and now refuses to leave her side as it sleeps next to her and enjoys eating jammy dodgers.

Lacey Shillinglaw, 13, says "Betty" follows her everywhere after she first spotted it struggling two weeks ago.

She saw the large fluffy bumblebee lying in the road while walking her dog and scooped it up to place it somewhere safer.

Betty kept buzzing back to Lacey and after an hour she gave up and decided to take her home with her.

Lacey, from Coventry, West Midlands, then tried to leave Better outside but she has refused to leave her side.

The teen says Betty sleeps next to her on the bedside table, has followed her to the shops and even joined on family outings to the bowling alley.

One of her favourite snacks has turned out to be jammy dodgers, eating the middle while Lacey nibbles at the edges.

Lacey also feeds Betty sugar water, honey, and strawberry jam.

She also lets Betty feast on flower nectar in the garden, but the insect quickly follows Lacey back indoors.

At night Lacey tucks Betty up in a little pot beside her bed.

During the day Betty nestles on the back of Lacey's neck, or inside her sleeve, between buzzes around the living room.