A coiffed pooch mistaken for a lion’s cub is causing quite an uproar in Virginia. Charles the dog was frolicking down the streets in Norfolk, minding his own business, when panicked passers-by started calling 911.According to this report, the police received enough calls that they decided to check in with the local zoo to make sure that no lions were missing.
“I’d like to report a lion sighting,” a caller says.
“Say that again?” a dispatcher responds.
A few minutes later, another call came in. “I just saw an animal that looked like a small lion,” a man says. “Had the mane and everything … I don’t know if it got away from the zoo, or what.”
And the flurry continued, including one resident who tells the dispatcher that the “baby lion” is the size of a Labrador retriever.
I'm pretty sure I would noticed that Charles is a dog and not a lion if I were to see him on the streets, but I'm also pretty sure that I would need to do a double-take to make certain!