TODAY   |  January 09, 2013

Adorable Labradoodle mistaken for lion

Residents in Norfolk, Va., dialed 911 when they thought a lion was roaming around the town, but it turned out to be an adorable 3-year-old Labradoodle who was groomed to look like the king of the jungle. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports

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>>> reports of lion on the loose turns out to be nothing more than creative pet grooming. hundreds called 911 thinking a lion escaped from the zoo. but this is actually charles the monarch, a labradoodle, whose owner has him shaved to look like the king of the jungle . pretty dog, too. i could see how they could make that mistake.

>> absolutely. that's amazing.

>> a small lion.

>> but still a lion nonetheless.