By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh City Council is banning the ownership of certain reptiles.READ MORE: Federal Agency Issues Alert For Raw Ground Turkey Products With Potential Link To Salmonella
According to our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the ordinance bans alligators, crocodiles and red-eared slider turtles in the city.READ MORE: Teenage Girls Accused Of Setting House Fire In Ferndale That Sent Officer, Firefighter To Hospital
The ordinance has a grandfather clause for many current owners, as long as they register their reptiles with the city.
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The bill was held for more than a year after it was brought forward at the start of the pandemic.