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In Venice, The Signs Say "No Pets," Not "No Dogs"


You never know what they're going to walk in with. And, no, thanks, I do not want to pet your lizard. Or your other lizard.

Just down the block, either they were working on remaking Fame or a bunch of people really had to go to the bathroom.



Posted by aalkon at June 26, 2007 1:13 PM


Well, looks like you're having a good time, at least. I think people who keep exotic pets just do it to get a rise out of people. I was once in Dairy Queen when a man walked in with a snake draped over his shoulders. Yeah, whatever. You know the animal doesn't belong in the store. Everybody in America (who hasn't spent the bulk of their existence in a coma) knows that we have strict rules about animals in stores. But of course, you're so starved for attention (and attention, and attention, and attention, and attention) you just thought you'd get a rise out of everyone by bringing a snake into Dairy Queen. Perhaps when that python decides he's hungry and realizes you're the most convenient meal at hand, you'll come to understand that some animals just aren't pets.

Posted by: Patrick at June 27, 2007 1:02 AM

Another thing to keep in mind is that reptiles can pass salmonella to their human companions, so it's best to keep both out of places that serve food.

Posted by: Chrissy at June 27, 2007 8:54 AM

I would say, at the place I photographed the lizard (and Lena can attest to this) those most likely to spread salmonella or worse to others are a few of the patrons.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at June 27, 2007 9:13 AM

lounge lizards?

Posted by: Chrissy at June 27, 2007 12:58 PM

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