United Kingdom

British Police Hunting Purported Lion

A resident said he saw what he believed was a lion, but neither local zoos nor the circuses are missing one


Outside the idyllic English village of St. Osyth, police are hunting a lion.

A small army of officers and tranquilizer-toting zoo experts, along with a pair of heat-seeking helicopters, are spending their Monday combing the woods, ponds, and farmland around the coastal community after a resident spotted what was believed to be a lion lounging in a field of grass.