Police in Illinois shared a snap of a “puppy” on social media — as well as its true identity.
“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!”
Authorities added that the canine “was quite the attraction at the PD before he was brought to our friends at Willowbrook Wildlife.”
The girl coyote pup was dehydrated, NBC Chicago reported Friday.
“If she progresses nicely and we don’t find any other issues over the week, we will most likely transfer her to another rehabber who has young pups close to her size,” the wildlife center in Glen Ellyn told the news outlet.
An immediate comment from Willowbrook Wildlife Center wasn’t available.