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updated: 5/10/2018 1:18 PM

That's no pet -- stray coyote pup turned over to Bartlett police

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  • A lost baby coyote was mistaken for a stray puppy and turned over to Bartlett police Thursday morning by a resident who found it along a busy road. The coyote pup was turned over to the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn.

    A lost baby coyote was mistaken for a stray puppy and turned over to Bartlett police Thursday morning by a resident who found it along a busy road. The coyote pup was turned over to the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn.
    Courtesy of Bartlett Police Department

 
Daily Herald report

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.

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.

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