RIYADH: Stray animals are not a new phenomenon, you find cats and dogs wandering the streets of most cities in varying numbers all around the world – even in Saudi Arabia.
However, it is rare you find a lion taking a walk past your house – but that is exactly what happened in the eastern city of Khobar.
The Saudi National Center for Wildlife received calls from concerned residents on Tuesday, who spotted the massive moggy in their neighborhood.
Fortunately staff from the center were able to sedate and capture the lion before it developed an appetite for people.
It was taken to the center where it was held under observation by a resident vet – it suffered no harm.
#WATCH: Though it is rare you find a #lion taking a walk past your house, but that is exactly what happened in #SaudiArabia's eastern city of #Khobar https://t.co/KOIJXIsmUa pic.twitter.com/v64ccYl0lp
— Arab News (@arabnews) October 13, 2021
اسد…!! انا يطلع لي اسد جنب البيت. ههههه
اسد طليق في الخبر تم السيطرة علية بسلام pic.twitter.com/Ct5OrlgTrj
— د. خالدعبدالله بن بكر (@DrKhaledBB) October 13, 2021