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A family brought home a puppy they found on the side of the road. Less than 24 hours later, they realized it was actually a coyote.

A Massachusetts family accidentally brought home a young coyote they confused for a lost puppy, according to the New England Wildlife Center.

In a Tuesday Facebook post , the non-profit organization shared a photo of the Eastern coyote pup and described how he was found “wandering and distressed” on the side of a busy road.

Once the family realized the coyote was not a dog, they reached out to the New England Wildlife Center Cape Branch for help. The organization said it worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to determine there was no exposure risk for rabies. Read the full article here ▶