As anyone who has talked with me about my Walking San Francisco project knows, my most consistent observation has been that in every neighborhood -- every neighborhood! -- many households decorate their yards with plaster lions.
Many of these look like this, though the painted toenails are a nice touch. I mentally catalogue them as European lions.
There are also standard variants of Asian origin, as might be expected in this city.
All this to say, I delighted in discovering this lion-cum-planter the other day. Now that's one big cat. I have no idea what Janeway would make of it.