The officers posted a picture of the coati they found on Dickens Drive.
A coati is a relative of the racoon. It's found naturally in South America, Central America, Mexico and the southwestern United States.
The coati was taken to a vet who specializes in exotic animals for a checkup. .
Animal Control took to social media to urge the coati's owner to contact them immediately. The owner reportedly arrived first thing Wednesday morning to reclaim the animal.
UPDATE: The owner has been located. Thank you to everyone for their help. https://t.co/ymorYdBspY— Raleigh Police (@raleighpolice) February 16, 2022