No matter how worried we were when we made it, it can be pretty embarrassing to discover that the concern we alerted everyone about was a false alarm all along.
That can be true whether or not people can understand our panicked logic or not, but there is something to the phrase "It's better to be safe than sorry."
And indeed, those working in emergency services will often be pretty reassuring when somebody makes a mistaken report made in good faith. It's the pranksters and other malicious callers that become problematic enough to actually get laws made about them.
After all, when everyone thinks they're in danger only to discover they didn't have to worry, relief is likely to be the strongest feeling that comes up.
And hopefully, that's what residents of one western Canadian city felt after they found out the animal in their area was smaller than they thought.