A Bartlett resident spotted a cute canine abandoned along the side of a busy road Thursday morning and, fearing for its safety, brought the cuddly creature to the village's police department.
Turns out, that young dog wasn't a pet at all, but instead a baby coyote that had apparently gotten separated from its litter.
Bartlett police sent a tweet, along with an adorable photo, about the coyote pup Thursday morning, noting that he was "quite the attraction" at the police station.
This cute puppy was brought to the PD after a concerned resident found it alone on the side of a busy road. Actually, the puppy turned out to be a coyote! He was quite the attraction at the PD before he was brought to our friends at Willowbrook Wildlife. pic.twitter.com/Kx9DtsS4sd— Bartlett IL PD (@bartlettpd) May 10, 2018
Police said they later turned over the pup to DuPage County's Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, a rehabilitation facility that provides care and medical treatment to injured and orphaned wild animals.