The Bartlett Police Department realized this wasn't just an adorable puppy, it was actually a coyote.
Imagine driving down the highway and seeing this adorable puppy in the ditch. Of course, you pick it up and take it somewhere in hopes getting it some much-needed care. Well that's what happened here in Illinois recently, but the good Samaritans didn't realize just what they'd picked up.
After some time, the officers began to realize this puppy was actually a female coyote.
"This cute puppy was brought to the PD after a concerned resident found it alone on the side of a busy road," Bartlett police wrote in a Thursday tweet. "Actually, the puppy turned out to be a coyote!"
The coyote pup caused quite the buzz, ultimately becoming a must-see attraction at the police department. The dehydrated coyote was sent to Willbrook Wildlife Center to be monitored and brought back to full health.
Below is a picture of the young pup making strides to better health and here's an update on its rehabilitation process.
This sure was a wild surprise for these folks!