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.”

 

178 comments

Sylvie Bertrand
Sylvie Bertrand3 years ago

I prefer a Doodle who looks like a Doodle.

Jess Bennington
Jess Bennington3 years ago

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

Nickihermes Celine
Past Member 3 years ago

touching,thank you for sharing 18/7

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga3 years ago

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.

Lydia Price

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.

Jamie B.
Jamie B3 years ago

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

Hartson Doak
Hartson Doak3 years ago

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

Walter G.
Walter G3 years ago

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?

Nadene K.

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!!!

Nadene K.

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!!!