March 3rd, 2009
02:48 PM ET

A Lion in the Snow?

Mario and Adam wrote in that they thought they saw a lion in the snow during a recent report on CNN Student News.  We checked, and what you see at about 4:37 into Monday's show really does look like a lion!  However, if you look really closely and maybe pause the video, you'll see that the animal is a breed of dog known as a collie.  It might look bigger than a dog because of its extra-thick winter coat.

Thanks for writing in, guys!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Nick

    A lion? Yeah right. I'm pretty sure lions don't hang around in the snow. But hey. Weirder things have happened.

    March 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  2. Sami

    Carl you rule big time!!! my teacher loves your punes!! my morning class laughs after every pune even if its not funny...(no afence).... my teacher wears a sweater vest aswell and she loves yours!! ;0 well i got to go but PLEASE PLEASE from all of my class PLEASE post this on the news in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  3. Caleb

    I bet something pretty bad caused this Lion to get out in the snow

    March 3, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  4. Taylor

    I think that house was pretty COOL! I would not want to live there though because, I am scared of bears, and wild animals.

    March 3, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  5. Carlos

    I agree. A lion? I don't think lions hang around in the snow. I know weirder things happened. Lions eat meat so be careful.

    March 3, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  6. Erin

    I really don't care if it is a lion just make sure it's caught and found out if it is a lion or an over-sized dog.

    March 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  7. Erwin

    How could they mistake that dog for a lion? I mean C'mon it's hard not to see that!

    March 3, 2009 at 8:34 pm |
  8. Dominik

    A lion?!?!?! In your dreams!! I'm preety sure no lions live in the US.

    March 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm |
  9. Rei

    He seems to be eating snow. Lions eat snow for their daily diet?

    March 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm |
  10. Amy

    It's pretty funny that they thought it was a lion. Weird things happen like that, but I doubt a lion would be hanging around in the snow! I don't even like to hang in the cold snow ha ha ha!

    March 3, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  11. Darcee=)

    where was this anyway? the only lions that are fury are in Africa come on of course it was a dog!!!!!!!

    March 3, 2009 at 9:25 pm |
  12. Darcee=)

    where was this anyway? the only lions that are fury are in Africa come on of course it was a dog!!!!!!!it does not snow in africa!

    March 3, 2009 at 9:27 pm |
  13. Monica

    I don't pay much attention to thigs like seing lions.

    March 3, 2009 at 9:44 pm |
  14. TJ

    Hehe i see it!!!

    March 3, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  15. Ivan

    Fat chance you'd see a lion in the snow. Lions live in mountains and hot savannahs. Plus, a lion needs 15 hours of sleep a day. It won't get that much if it sleeps in places with really cold temperatures... although a bear wouldn't mind. The point is, looking for a lion in the snow is like looking for a $5 item at a dollar store...or is it?

    March 3, 2009 at 11:20 pm |
  16. Ivan

    I'm with Dominik on this one. Lions live in the grasslands of Africa, not the U.S. However, like most animals, lions can be found in display at zoos.

    March 3, 2009 at 11:22 pm |
  17. Utau

    OMG A lion! Call the local Zoo! It's an escapee!! KIDDING!! I don't think it's a lion, just a dog covered by the fog most likely...

    March 4, 2009 at 7:33 am |
  18. Jack

    A lion in the snow, wow that would have been out of this world

    March 4, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  19. Nicholle

    A lion in the snow is very unlikely. But it could happen. I mean anything is possible=)

    March 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  20. Ashley

    A lion? whatever i have never seen any dog looking like any lion but ok=) carl you are AMAZING! so glad we get to watch and listen to you every day! talk to you later!!!!

    March 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  21. Hazel

    Kind of funny too how he mentioned March coming in like a lion. I thought it sort-of did too, but not really.

    March 4, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  22. Faith

    A lion?, Really?!?!?!?!?
    Wow, i want to see a lion eating snow right now,,,,,, but wait i live in Arizona!.!.!.!
    Man i wish Arizona/where i live/ would snow.
    I miss the snow/i once lived in Ohio/.

    March 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  23. keri-sue

    i realy dought there is a lion in the snow unless it was dead

    March 4, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  24. Ivan

    I bet there are some mountain lions in the western U.S. probably

    March 4, 2009 at 8:52 pm |
  25. Lauren

    How can you possibly mistake a dog for a lion? That must have been some FLUFFY dog. Maybe it ws a lion though........................

    March 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  26. brandy

    that is ridiculously awesome I wish it actually was a lion it would bave been so awesome.

    March 4, 2009 at 11:09 pm |
  27. Anthony

    that looks nothing like a lion. maybe you two need to go pay a visit to your local optometrist.

    March 5, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  28. Laura

    Who would have thought? How could you mistake a dog for a lion? Lions live in Africa. There maybe a couple of lions in zoos. But lions don’t live over here. Not in less you count the mount lion and that is not even a lion it gets it name because it has the same color coat as its Africa brothers and sisters. Not to think the dog was pure white. Lions don’t have white coats. Their coats are tan and can run to other color. But I think it is mostly tan.

    March 5, 2009 at 9:02 am |
  29. tyler

    that cat is coooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 5, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  30. Anna

    I think the cussing Club Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tell next time bye carl!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 5, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  31. Jen Jen

    Well, it still looked like a dog, not a lion.It was fluffy all over, and lions only have a fluffy mane, and female lions aren't even fluffy!!!!!!

    March 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  32. molly

    there is no way that a lion could be in the snow unless theres some circus who cant controll the lions ha! well it must be like a golden retreiver or a chow chow going for a walk!!!

    March 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  33. Amanda

    When i saw that i thought it was a lion too!
    but then i kew it was a dog.
    but i bet i would of thought was a lion too if i didn'd read the paragragh about the subject.
    nice eye!

    March 5, 2009 at 7:29 pm |
  34. kylee

    i think it is a lion but u never know our mammals are kinda weird

    March 6, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  35. Jared

    My class loves your puns. There is this kid in my class named Chase, and he never stops talking about that time that one of your puns were so bad that there was a cricket noise. So for my classes sake will u do the cricket noise again? Thank you Mr. Mckenzies class.

    March 7, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  36. andrea

    that was one ugly chinese crested cat.

    March 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  37. Katie

    That is sooo cool. I want a lion for a dog. I mean a dog that looks like a lion for a pet. As long as he would not eat my dog or my brothers pet.

    March 9, 2009 at 9:06 am |
  38. Sabrina

    A lion? I have never seen a lion in the snow before but weird things can happen!! You never know maybe sometime we will see sea lions on land!!!

    March 10, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  39. Rockiii.♥

    Aint No Lion.
    Looks Like ONe.

    March 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  40. bryant

    your abosoulutley right there is no lion its simply jjust a dog but it had me fooled for a second

    March 11, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  41. Sammy

    I honestly feel pretty bad for the lion, it is probably freezing right now. I highly doubt a lion would be comfortable in that those type of conditions. It may eventually freeze to death.

    March 17, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  42. Avery

    im confusied, a dog that is a lion in the snow? whatttttt???????

    March 19, 2009 at 8:34 am |
  43. tamara

    a real lion?
    no way!!!!

    March 19, 2009 at 12:21 pm |
  44. alex

    that is realy funny

    March 20, 2009 at 9:09 am |