Virginia dog's unusual look prompts call to 911 about lion sighting

Labradoodle named Charles the Monarch

NORFOLK, Va. - It's no lion -- just a big pooch with an unusual doggie hairdo.

Police in Norfolk, Virginia, reported getting a 911 call about a lion on the loose.

But it was just Daniel Painter's Labradoodle named Charles the Monarch.

The pooch has a cut that looks like a lion's shaggy mane and is the color of a big cat.

The Virginian-Pilot reports police even called the Norfolk Zoo to make sure their two lions were in their cages. They were.

Painter jokes that he tells people his dog is a "lab-a-lion."

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