A news agency says a man was rearing a lion in his back garden in Romania until neighbors decided they had heard enough roaring and called police.
Rompres state news agency says 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 28-year-old man is being charged with illegal possession of wild animals and could be sentenced to up to a year in jail. He also faces a fine of up to $4,430.
The daily Evenimentul Zilei newspaper said Wednesday the lioness will be taken to the Bucharest zoo, but that police will let the man keep the peacocks and his dogs.