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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DANGEROUS EXOTIC ANIMALS. Any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile not native to the state, not usually domesticated, and of a species that, due to its size, wild nature or poisonous venom, is dangerous to humans. By way of example, and not limitation, the term includes jaguars, cougars, ocelots, leopards, panthers, lions, tigers, cheetahs, gorillas, baboons, coral snakes.
DANGEROUS WILD NATIVE ANIMALS. Any mammal or reptile native to Minnesota, not usually domesticated and of a species that, due to its size, are bison, wolves, bears, rattlesnakes, raccoons, porcupines, deer, elk, mink, skunk, fox and badgers.
(B) Prohibited. The owning, keeping and maintaining of a dangerous exotic or a dangerous wild animal within the city is prohibited.
(C) Exceptions. This section does not apply to:
(1) Animals that are temporarily brought into the city for the purpose of participating in an educational program, circus or show, if protective measures are provided to adequately prevent such animals from escaping or injuring the public;
(2) Unconfined wild native animals presently indigenous to the county that roam free; or
(3) Wild native animals kept in confinement by zoos, circuses or nature centers, if protective measures are provided to adequately prevent such animals from injuring the public are provided.
(2001 Code, § 905.19) (Ord. 10-03, passed - -)