The kiddies there should feel well-protected. They are actually guarded by this batta-lion:
Here's a close-up:
Doesn't he look sincere? And vigilant? He would never have allowed this to happen.
This stubby pair will need to grow into their posts. They're almost like lions-in-training:
And this one, though emaciated,
is ready to defend to the death the driveway gate he guards. I think he could use a few more carbs.
These guys guard the side of a house, for when chain-link just isn't enough:
I couldn't capture them all but this home had no fewer than a dozen lions throughout the yard:
Including this one, guarding from above:
The next two shots are the same home, protected both from without their fence and from within:
and as if that weren't enough, they have this yard grotto for extra-strength protection:
When I first saw this guy, he wore what appeared to be a cheese grater on his head. To my great regret, I did not have my camera at the time:
I found 7 kings of beasts in this photo:
Do you see them all? Go ahead, click on the photo and count.
This next homeowner decided to color in the eyes of his lions. But it kind of creeps me out, like when I see Roman statues with the colored eyes:
and it makes me kind of sad: