This is Charles the lion dog. He does look pretty lion-y. It must be even more astounding in person, because one Norfolk, Virginia, resident saw him on the street and called the police, saying there was a lion on the loose and it was potentially looking for food.

The frightened woman doesn't need to feel too embarrassed -- according to the owner, sometimes when he takes Charles to the park people flee to their cars in terror. Suddenly, the desire to own a dog is very strong.

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