August 28, 2012

The Essex Lion

One of my favourite recent news stories happened yesterday. It was reported that a lion was on the loose in Essex and everyone went crazy. The newspapers were having a field day interviewing everyone who claimed to have seen the lion. My favourite quote is this one:

"Rich Baker, 39 said: 'A man started running towards us yelling 'It’s a f****** lion!' He looked so panicked you knew it was not a joke.'"

The funniest thing is how serious the sighting was being taken. There was a full-blown manhunt for the lion. It was like the police were trying to track down an escaped serial killer. They even had two helicopters armed with heat-seeking cameras attempting to track down the lion.

In the end, it turned out that the lion was probably nothing more than a large American Longhair cat.

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