Last Friday, it was a wandering lion, and then the week began with a loose monkey.
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Officers search in Franklin after a lion was reported wandering in a neighborhood there April 26, 2013. Photo: Nick Graham.
Reports indicated the monkey was last seen near Dalton Avenue.
On Friday, April 26, a lion was reported seen wandering in Franklin. Welden Workman said a lion he saw in a Franklin neighborhood was light beige in color. The man who saw it in his yard told police it was relaxing before wandering down the road. “It’s big, it has a big head on it,” Workman said, after he spotted the lion through his window in the 9400 block of Marcella Avenue.
Workman said he When he first saw it, he said, it was licking itself. At first glance he thought it might be an injured deer.
He moved closer and determined it was a lion. After it sat awhile, it headed toward McGuire Lane.
“It wasn’t in a hurry, just lying there, taking it in,” Workman said.
The search for the lion was canceled after officers scoured the area looking for it between 10 and 11 a.m. on Friday.