IT’S understandable for humans to feel sorry for vulnerable animals alone by the roadside.
Animal lovers want to do a good deed as they want to protect the creatures from harm.
In 2018, one person in Bartlett, Illinois spotted an animal they thought was a puppy and took it to the police station as they were hugely concerned for its safety.
The furry creature was tiny and innocent-looking, with local cops describing it as “quite the attraction.”
But, the person who found the vulnerable animal didn’t realize they had handed over a baby coyote.
Wildlife officials revealed that the pup was dehydrated but wasn’t suffering from any injuries, NBC reported.
It remains unknown how the pup was separated from its mother.
The animal was given food, fluids, and supportive care.
Coyotes have longer legs and a more pointed snout compared to domesticated dogs.
The beasts, known for their hunting skills, can reach speeds of up to 40mph.
Coyotes are also highly intelligent as they can adapt to different environments.
Dozens of animal lovers have been left stunned after animals they thought would make perfect pets turned out to be something sinister.
The Sotelo family, from Peru, thought they had bought a purebred husky for their son that was an Andean fox.
Mom Maribel told Reuters that the animal’s behavior seemed normal, before suddenly turning violent.
She said it attacked family members and other animals in the neighborhood.
Maribel added: “A lady told us that it had eaten three large guinea pigs.”
And, Jane Dinscore, from Texas, thought she was doing a good deed when she believed she had adopted two Bengal kittens.
But, the animals were unsuitable for the home as she had housed two wild bobcats.
And, a man in Arizona thought he adopted a puppy that was in fact a wolf.
The beast, who was named Neo, avoided eye contact with humans and ignored dog treats that were thrown his way.
And, a woman from China went viral after it was reported her Tibetan mastiff was a bear.