(AP) Romanian media say a man was rearing a lion in his back garden until neighbors decided they had heard enough roaring and called police.
Rompres state news agency said police found a caged 3-year-old lioness, as well as two deer, a stag and two peacocks roaming the garden of the man's home in the southern village of Pietrosita.
The agency's report Wednesday said the 28-year-old man is being charged with illegal possession of wild animals and could be sentenced to up to a year in jail.
The daily Evenimentul Zilei newspaper says the lioness will be taken to the Bucharest zoo.
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