On Saturday, Kilgore police saw a fox on the Hwy 42 bridge. The animal approached officers, which is unusual for wild animals.

Turns out the fox did have distemper and, unfortunately, had to be put down.

The post and pictures of the encounter on the Kilgore Police Facebook page has gone somewhat viral.

Many had some fun with the post, others voiced there admiration for the animal. See the post HERE or below:

 

This morning Officers located a Red Fox standing on the SH 42 bridge. Upon stopping to investigate further, the fox came...

Posted by Kilgore Police Department on Sunday, April 24, 2016