Kent County Animal Control Supervisor Joe Dainelis arrived on the scene, grabbed his safety gear and approached the animal with care.
But when his co-worker Rachel Jensen advanced from another direction, she realized that the dangerous beast was just a life-sized, realistic-looking stuffed animal.
The officers enjoyed a laugh and posted some amusing photos for the public to see on their Facebook page.
Dainelis said he expects to be teased by his co-workers for a few days.
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