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Oops! 911 Callers Mistake ‘Coifed’ Dog For A Baby Lion

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Jan. 10 2013, Published 10:39 p.m. ET

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight? More like Who Let The Dogs Out!

Many citizens in Norfolk, Virgina were rattled Tuesday, when they thought a young lion was on the loose, calling 911 to report their animal sightings.

On one 911 call, WTVR-TV reports, you can hear a concerned woman, "And there was a lion that ran across the street, a baby lion …  it was about the size of a Labrador retriever."

Another caller told the operator, "I saw a lion … a baby lion! It had the mane and everything"

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The good news? It was actually Charles the Monarch, a 3-year-old Labradoodle dog whose owner, Daniel Painter, gave him a lion's mane. Painter said he gave his dog the 'do to pay homage to Old Dominion University's mascot, Big Blue the lion.

A Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard or Miniature Poodle.

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