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  • Unusual Pets Kept 'Round the World

    Thai schoolboy Wattana Thongjon, 10, lays in his bed alongside his pet crocodile Kheng at his home in Thailand's rural Phichit province, Aug. 28, 2002. Wattana's father Prayoon found the crocodile as a hatchling in a local pond three years ago and it grew to more than a meter in length and 88 pounds.
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  • Unusual Pets Kept 'Round the World

    A man eats a sausage as his pet rat rests on his shoulder at Union Square in New York, June 13, 2013.
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  • Unusual Pets Kept 'Round the World

    Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca Pisco at San Bartolo beach in Lima, Peru, March 16, 2010. Pianezzi spent a decade training dogs to ride the nose of his board when he catches waves, and then he did so with an alpaca.
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  • Unusual Pets Kept 'Round the World

    Cyrus Fakroddin and his pet goat, Cocoa, take a taxi ride in New York, April 7, 2012. Cocoa is a 3-year-old Alpine pygmy mixed goat who lives in Summit, N.J. Fakroddin and Cocoa frequently took trips into Manhattan to enjoy the city. Fakroddin raised Cocoa since she was 2 months old and treated her like a human. "She doesn't like goats," Fakroddin said. "She doesn't like farms, she likes the peopl
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  • Unusual Pets Kept 'Round the World

    Oui the frog sits on a miniature motorcycle in the eastern beach town of Pattaya, Thailand, Jan. 10, 2008. Tongsai Bamrungthai, the frog's owner, said Oui loved playing with human toys and posing for photographs.
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  • Unusual Pets Kept 'Round the World

    A man leads his pet bear across Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg, Russia, looking for paying customers, Jan. 14, 1999.
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  • Unusual Pets Kept 'Round the World

    Two lion cubs play on top of furniture in a house in Kharkov, Ukraine, some 280 northeast of Kiev, Ukraine, Dec. 15, 2005. The 3-month-old lions lived in the house of Tatyana Efremova, a veterinarian in Kharkov, who also kept a number of other exotic animals.
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