Sunday, August 31, 2008

Police searching for Lion in Cavehill

Breaking news from RTÉ, that the PSNI are currently searching for a Lion near Cavehill country park in North Belfast.

The police statement says: "Police in North Belfast are warning the public to be aware of sightings of what appears to be a lion in the Upper Hightown end of Cavehill Park.

"Police are currently responding to the incident and would urge the public to avoid the area. Anyone who thinks they may have seen the animal should not attempt to approach it."

Although it is very close to Belfast Zoo, it has not yet been clarified whether it escaped from the zoo!

4 comments:

nineteensixtyseven said...

I hope Alban renewed his lion insurance.

Johnny Guitar said...

Apparently it turned out to be a stray dog. Typical. Didn’t a ‘puma’ in north Antrim turn out to be a domestic cat a few years back? And to think that the PSNI helicopter was called out yesterday to search for this non-lion thingamajig. I wonder how long it will be before Sinn Fein call for a full public inquiry into the incident?

El Matador said...

Well they were a bit heavy-handed in the use of a helicopter when they could have used a car to seek out the beast instead...

Pierre Brasfort said...

I think it was because they were using the spot-light to look through gardens from above.

Maybe it was the Lion Dog itself:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-505977/Wanted-loving-den-lion-dog.html