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Lion-Dog Causes Panic

Lion-Dog Causes Panic

Last week in the town of Norfolk, Virginia, 911 dispatchers received three near-hysterical calls that a lion was roaming the streets.

One caller reported: “There was a lion that ran across the street — a baby lion. It was about the size of a Labrador retriever.” Another caller exclaimed,I dont know if it got away from the zoo or what.

This wouldn’t be the first time that lion got loose in an American town, so the police called the Virginia Zoo and said there were reports of a lion on the loose. The Zoo quickly counted their felines and responded, “if it is a lion, it is not from our zoo.”

Police zoomed to the sighting locations and discovered that the “lion” was really a labradoodle dog shaved to look like a lion — and not just any lion, but the lion mascot of Old Dominion University. You see, this particular dog was the school’s mascot, his name is Charles the Monarch and he has his own Facebook page. His tagline is: Just your Everyday Party Animal.

Charles the Monarch’s owner apologized for causing local panic and admits this is not the first time he has been the subject of frantic calls to the police. People are always doing a double-take when they see him. ” I tell people he is a Lab-a-Lion, and half the people believe that.”

 

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.

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3:47PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

I prefer a Doodle who looks like a Doodle.

11:40AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

"a baby lion" hahahahahaha this people never saw a baby lion before xD

6:49AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

touching,thank you for sharing 18/7

11:52AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

people are so ingredibly stupid, cant spot the difference between a lion and a dog. i suppose we should be happy no idiot tried to kill this poor animals.

6:57AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

He is cute, but he most definitely should not be running loose and crossing streets. One would think that they would take better care of him than that.

4:20AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Ha Ha Ha! Adorable dog, but I am laughing at the people!

8:11PM PST on Feb 23, 2013

With any knowledge of the large cats would have shown that the Labilion is a dog.

12:28PM PST on Feb 23, 2013

How about doing some similar constructive cross-breeding to bring forth a politician who will do something meaningful instead of what the majority do now?

11:31AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Ok so those people who made the frantic calls have obviously never seen a real live lion right???
You should come visit my country..coem see the ACTUAL size of lions.... And NOOO lions don't roam freely through the streets in South Africa!!!

11:31AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Ok so those people who made the frantic calls have obviously never seen a real live lion right???
You should come visit my country..coem see the ACTUAL size of lions.... And NOOO lions don't roam freely through the streets in South Africa!!!

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