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Roars Tip Neighbors of Stray Lion Lying in Detroit Basement

<i> Associated Press</i>

For weeks, residents heard roaring from the basement of a vacant house. Dogs, some thought. Others knew differently.

A hungry young lion was found Monday night by police officers who were called to investigate.

A staffer from a nearby wildlife shelter tranquilized the 8-month-old, 150-pound male lion and took the malnourished animal to the shelter. It was expected to be placed in a zoo.

Some residents told police they thought dogs had been making the noise. But neighbor Billie Whetstone said he knew the lion was there. He said it was friendly.

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