I'm an animal lover. We currently have four dogs and a large community of feral cats that we "care for" in the woods behind our house. In my life, I've only had one exotic pet...a little lizard named Dorothy that I picked up in Kansas...get it, Dorothy, from Kansas...like the Wizard of Oz?

Anyway, it got me thinking. What animals are illegal to own as pets in New York? Here's a quick list of ten pets that you can't own in the Empire State. Some of these "pets" might surprise you.

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