'Cute puppy' brought into police station turns out to be coyote

Call it a wild surprise!

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."

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