Labradoodle Mistaken for Lion

A Labradoodle with a "mane" sparks a flurry of calls to 911 about a lion on the loose.
3:10 | 01/10/13

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charles the monarch. The unusual looking dog. He has a haircut that set off a frenzy of 911 calls. People claiming a lion was on the prowl. Now, charles has gone viral online. We're going to meet him live, right here on "gma." But first, a look at his story. 911, where's your emergency? I'm driving down granby street, right before the zoo. And there was a lion that ran across the street. A baby lion. Reporter: A lion on the loose? Frantic 911 calls flooding norfolk emergency operation center in virginia on tuesday, with rare and frightening sightings. I just saw an animal that looked like a small lion. Reporter: One call after another. And had the manes and everything. I just saw a baby lion. I thought to myself, this is going to be an interesting day. Obviously, we were on alert. And we wanted to be sure that there was no wild animal or animal on the streets. Reporter: Norfolk police put in a call to the local zoo, to make sure one of its lions didn't make a daring escape. The zoo said, all our lions are accounted for. They are where they should be. Reporter: But it turns out, it wasn't the king of the jungle on the loose. It was this particularly coifed 3-year-old labradoodle, charles the monarch. Who happens to be a very popular pup. He's a big hit. Reporter: Now, this king of canines have gone viral. This morning, charles has more than 11,000 likes on his facebook page. His gleeful grin splashed all across the internet, leaving him to ask one of his hundreds new twitter followers, can I give you my pawtograph. We need a ding for that one. There he is. Charles the monarch, live. In the studio with his owners, daniel painter and natalie. What a good boy he is. I think he knows he's famous. Daniel, you actually cut him to look like a lion. Yes. My daughter was going to school at old dominion university. And their mascot is a lion. When he grew as a puppy, his hair was really full. Without telling anybody, I took him to the dog care place and told them to shave like like a lion. He turned famous, like overnight. Now, it's her dog again. He's actually really famous. You get requests to go to the tailgates at old dominion university. We tailgate for the football team. And everybody's tailgates, if we miss somebody's tailgate, they get ahold of us. What kind of dog is he at home? We tell everybody he's a laba-lion. Actually, he's a labradoodle. Is he talented? Does he do tricks? He does what he's told to do. He's casual. He's laidback. He does whatever he needs to. He doesn't look very ferocious, at all. Out there, save the 911 calls. He's safe. Thank you both for being here. Give five. Give a shake. Meanwhile, we're coming up,

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