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In Our Backyard 10/21/11

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Albany, NY – On this week's segment, we ponder how authorities in our region might respond to animals we wouldn't expect to find in our backyards.

Police in Ohio are defending their actions this week after killing 48 exotic animals, including lions, tigers, and bears, in the wake of a bizarre series of events that began when 56 animals were released from a privately-owned preserve.

Ohio authorities say they had no choice but to kill the animals, but that wouldn't be the case in New York, according to former New York State wildlife pathologist Ward Stone...