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Rainforest Reptile Shows' Michael Ralbovsky holds an example of an animal not allowed to be kept as a pet in Connecticut, a black throated monitor lizard, found running on a street in Brooklyn, New York. State officials are asking owners of banned, exotic pets to turn in the animals at Beardsley Zoo March 31, from 10 am to 3 pm. New restrictions on the keeping of wild animals as pets went into effect March 5. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.