The Duke of Daggerford owned a tame pet lion which resided in its study in Daggerford Castle. Chained to a wall and soundly asleep when first encountered by the Dragon Friends, he was roused by Philge's attempts to set him loose in the room (and then to ride him). She did not succeed at either goal and he attacked her in confusion.
Bobby Pancakes' first instinct was to escape from the room, but he changed his mind when God told him to fight the lion. His sneak attack dealt near-fatal damage. The bewildered and gravely wounded lion then inadvertently strangled itself to death on his chain.