Lambert, 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