Pet Lion Escapes, Chases Cars On Ohio Highway

LambertLambert, a family pet, was on the loose earlier this week. But this pet definitely turned heads when he was roaming on an Ohio highway. That’s because this family pet is a 550 pound lion.

Lambert broke out through the top of his pen and the lion started chasing down cars on a busy highway.

One driver said that he ran after the cars just like how a dog chases cars and that he would run 10-15 feet and then come back.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived at the scene, but Lambert’s owner was able to get Lambert back into his cage without anyone getting hurt.

Terry Brumfield said he raises lions as an escape from his depression. He has another lion named Lacey. He said the two lions are just great big house cats and are extremely tame.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources regulates wildlife native to Ohio, but does not require permits for exotic animals.

Source: Mansfield News Journal

Photo: WHDH

17 Responses to “Pet Lion Escapes, Chases Cars On Ohio Highway”

  1. Nancy G. says:

    I hope they have more of a life than living in a cage…

  2. Nora and Rufus says:

    Poor Lambert needs to be adopted by a refuge or a zoo with a large area for him to run and have companionship of his own kind so he can live a happy and active life. The big cat deserves at least that much.

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  5. Lynne says:

    Lambert needs to go to Noahs Lost Ark, also in Ohio.
    http://www.noahslostark.org/

  6. Nancy G. says:

    I get tired of the spamming posts being posted here, or repetitions of the first line or two, it’s just started in the last few months. Can someone put a stop to it? Or delete them? 8 of the 11 posts in this thread are junk. It’s getting out of hand.

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  7. catmom5 says:

    I agree that these lions belong in a sanctuary where they can BE lions. They are NOT PETS and as much as this guy might love them, he’s not being fair to them. Is there nothing that can be done for them?

    Yep, the spamming posts are getting pretty annoying.

  8. Maureen says:

    Thank heavens that the Ohio State Police didn’t shoot the lion before the owner captured him. Pets can help enormously with depression, but a lion isn’t a pet.

  9. Lynn says:

    When oh when are people going to learn that lions are not pets?

    But lots of credit needs to go to the State Police for managing to make the cat’s rescue just that - a rescue - rather than a “shoot’em dead” affair.

  10. toni says:

    It’s a good thing the lion wasn’t in Idaho like the dog in the following story

  11. mittens says:

    doesnt tippi headron who was in ‘ the birds’ run a big cat sanctuary somewhere? you can sponsor one of the cats and come visit it if you must ‘ own’ a lion. most people have no business keeping a pet freakin’ lion. we had a gorilla escape from the zoo here a year or so ago and that was a zoo that you’d expect to be more secure then a private residence. the dangers to the public and to the animal are just too great- the cops would have been well within their rights to shoot the poor lion if it was a threat to humans.

    if you knew what performers like those 2 las vegas men who shall remain unnamed did to their preforming big cats to control them you’d be horrified. and still they were clearly dangerous. theyre not pets and play things although there may be some cases wherein such an animal may not be able to survive in the wild on it’s own so confinement that’s safe, humane and appropriate would be a good thing. keeping lions in your house because of ‘ depression’ is a ridiculous notion.

  12. Don Earl says:

    This is my favorite site about big cats:

    http://www.bigcatrescue.org/

    There’s a ton of information on why big cats really aren’t suitable as pets.

    Start with your 10 pound tabby who thinks he’s the boss, then imagine him out weighing you by 3 to 5 times.

  13. mittens says:

    this is tippi hedron’s foundation(ROAR)- which cares for many big cats and wild animals stupid people were housing in their garages or were rejected from circuses or crammed into too small cages etc- it’s in Cali.

    http://www.shambala.org/

  14. kahli says:

    actually Lambert dose have a companion of his own kind, a female lion. their enclosures are on par with those of any animal sanctuary and his owner speaks out frequently on the fact that they are not a suitable house hold pet.
    not everyone who owns an exotic gives it a horrible life, and before assuming so perhaps you should do some research.

  15. mittens says:

    kahli-no one would be speaking out if the animal wasn’t running loose down the highway chasing cars- a clear indication the ‘ sanctuary’ isn’t adequet nor far enough away from human habitation and developement. running down a freeway and potentially being shot to protect humans pretty much qualifies as being ‘ a horrible life’ for an animal meant to be in the wild and one not exactly indigenous to Ohio. theyre not meant to be ‘ big house cats’ and ‘ tame’ as he also states-and he claims also to ‘ raise’ them to ‘ fight depression’-all suspect statements. most legitimate animal sanctuaries do not under any circumstances ‘ raise’ ( meaning breed and specifically bring up to be human ‘friendly’)big cats meant to live a continent away in the wild. they generally rescue other people’s mistaken notion that such creatures are to be raised or used in any way as a ‘ pet’ or for amusement or as therapy for humans. they save animals not born in the wild who therefore can’t be returned to what should have been their natural environment. raising big cats to fight your depression sounds frankly, misguided and completely selfish. most big cat rescues that are ethical exist to save big cats from such people. places like shambala are filled with animals raised by people who think theyre ‘ cool’ and tameable and just miss kitty on steroids. theyre not meant to be tame and most people who think they have successfully tamed them need to also do a little research -as certain entertainers found out a few years ago. also most who claim to have tamed big cats have declawed them and removed some teeth-which they also dont generally broadcast.

    if his lion hadnt been put in such dire jeopardy and people weren’t also in danger there would be no critique-his actions and raising a lion as if it were a dog who plays fetch and is ‘ just a big house cat’ shows the major problem with those who take ‘exotics’ and raise them for their own fullfillment as if they were any other house cat. it shows their ignorance of big cats not any ignorance on the part of those who view this so negatively. lions arent’ exotics’ as if labelling them thus makes them a special breed of domestic cat. they are not house cats. they are wild animals not pets. and many people who have devoted their lives to saving big cats for the sake of the cats themselves (not human based quirky desires) and have lifetimes of experience in dealing with big cats agree with those who think it’s wrong and prone to unfortunate and sometimes fatal incidents like that in the article. some of us see an animal in such unnatural circumstances born of a human whim and we grieve for them no matter how gentle, well fed and secure they appear. and this guy was clearly not secure enough. how would it have played out if leo the tame had gotten ahold of someone’s child? how sympathetic would anyone be towards the raising of lions as therapy animals for the depressed?

  16. Joan says:

    Aside from the fact the guy has a lion (which is absoulutely bizarre), I find it very strange that Pit bulls are banned yet one can own a lion. who would i rather meet up with? hmmm.. that’s a tough question.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Mittens, Well said.


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