The lion tweets tonight – @EssexLion is a hit on Twitter

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In Essex police marksmen are on the hunt for a lion after numerous sightings. Meanwhile thousands of Twitter users are being entertained after happening the trail of @EssexLion who is prowling Twitter’s highways and byways with 33,000 followers in less than 24 hours.

Essex Police are apparently taking the reports and sightings of the lion very seriously and helicopters with heat-seeking equipment are combing areas close to St Osynth.

People in Essex are being warned to stay indoors as police take the reported sightings very seriously. Either way, a humorous meme has been born.

Writing in an Essex accent, this cool cat has had sides splitting all morning at its revelations: “HIDING IN THE SOCK BIN LOOKING LIKE A RIGHT DONUT AIN’T GONNA SOLVE NUFFINK. IM GONNA KNOCK EM ALL OUT. ONCE I FINISH CHEWING THIS TRAINER”

And: “JUST WOKE UP. MAD BED-HEAD. HAD A SMOKE, QUICK POO IN THE PLANT POT, NOW WATCHING SKY SPORTS NEWS.”

In the last few minutes the wandering feline drawled: “POPPING INTO A SALON FOR SOME GROOMING. I WOULD DO IT MYSELF BUT IT’S MURDER DOING IT WITH A TONGUE STUD.”

While @essexlion keeps us in gales of laughter, let’s hope if there is a real cat on the prowl nobody gets hurt.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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