ODNR Officials Find No Evidence Of Roaming Lion

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Dec 21, 2011 9:16 am

Police in eastern Ohio say they found no evidence of a roaming lion reported by a woman who owns four of the big cats.

 
Perry County Sheriff Randy Barker tells multiple news outlets that the woman told authorities last week she heard what sounded like a loose lion outside and that her own lions seemed to be reacting.
 
Barker says the Ohio Department of Natural Resources spent the weekend searching around the woman's property in Mount Perry and found no sign of any lion or other big cat.
 
The area is only about a dozen miles from the site near Zanesville where an owner set free dozens of exotic animals before killing himself in October. Police were forced to kill 48 lions and other animals and accounted for the rest.
 
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