Don't trade your poodle for a sea snake or a komodo dragon yet. Better wait on the African buffalo, the hippopotamus and the old world badgers, at least for one more day.
Boyle Fiscal Court on Tuesday will consider an ordinance to ban exotic animals. If passed, Boyle would join at least 20 other counties with similar bans.
Don't think anyone would really want a venomous rear-fanged snake or a dog that's 50 percent wolf? Think again. There have been live baby cobras found in a UPS shipment in Louisville. Deadly Australian snakes loose in a basement. Yes, there have even been lions, tigers and, oh my, bears found in Kentucky backyards.
When a Georgetown man wanted to get a tiger to support the Cincinnati Bengals' summer training camp, the Kentucky Legislature got involved. Rep. Charlie Hoffman, D-Georgetown, sponsored a bill, now a law, that gives local governments the power to ban exotic animals.