Police in England who rushed to help what they thought was an injured otter were surprised to find something very different lying on the side of the road.
Cops in Newport, Shropshire, were on patrol when they saw something on the ground. When they got close to the hairy object, they discovered it was a faux fur collar from a winter coat.
The collar, which they named Ollie the Otter, gained national attention after the West Mercia Police Safer Neighborhood Team posted it on Twitter.
Report of an injured otter at the roadside turned out to be the fake fur collar from a coat pic.twitter.com/fQxkAr4fJa— Newport (Shrop) SNTs (@NewportCops) February 18, 2016
Authorities had some fun with their faux creature, writing:
Thank you to everyone for their concerns .. Ollie the Faux Otter is safely in our van recovering from his ordeal 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HByvaj6J8w— Newport (Shrop) SNTs (@NewportCops) February 18, 2016