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Logan Paxton, 4, of North Babylon, observes Hercules, (Credit: Ann Luk)

Logan Paxton, 4, of North Babylon, observes Hercules, an American alligator during the Long Island Pet Expo at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. (March 3, 2012)

Long Island Pet Expo

Thousands attend the Long Island Pet Expo March 3 and 4 at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. to check out an array of animals and pet services.

Smithtown residents Jennifer Giamundo, 41, and her son,
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Smithtown residents Jennifer Giamundo, 41, and her son, Christian, 7, pet animals during the Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Guests were also able to pet alpacas, pigs and mice. (March 3, 2012)

A petting area was set up during the
(Credit: Ann Luk)

A petting area was set up during the Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Guests were able to pet and feed alpacas, pigs, chickens, bunnies and mice. (March 3, 2012)

Michael K. Ralbovsky, herpetologist for the Rainforest Reptile
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Michael K. Ralbovsky, herpetologist for the Rainforest Reptile Shows, shows the audience the teeth of an American alligator during the Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. (March 3, 2012)

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Stony Brook residents Talia Schneider, 1, and her
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Stony Brook residents Talia Schneider, 1, and her father Jared Schneider, 31, admire 1-year-old Gepetto during the Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Gepetto was rescued from a kill shelter by the Long Island Potbellied Pig Association, an organization that sells pigs as pets. (March 3, 2012)

Dogs retrieve a ball and jump through hurdles
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Dogs retrieve a ball and jump through hurdles during a demonstration during the Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. (March 3, 2012)

Aaron Bart, 8, holds a ball python as
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Aaron Bart, 8, holds a ball python as his twin, Ethan, watches. The two were at a booth run by Bob Smith, owner of Jungle Bob's Reptile World in Centereach, during the Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Smith has worked in animal education for 15 years. (March 3, 2012)

Logan Paxton, 4, of North Babylon, observes Hercules,
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Logan Paxton, 4, of North Babylon, observes Hercules, an American alligator during the Long Island Pet Expo at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. (March 3, 2012)

Children feed lettuce to pigs and other animals
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Children feed lettuce to pigs and other animals during the Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Guests were also able to pet alpacas, pigs and mice. (March 3, 2012)

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Scott McEntee, 12, of Melville, reaches into a
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Scott McEntee, 12, of Melville, reaches into a pen to pet chickens during the Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Guests were also able to pet alpacas, pigs and mice. (March 3, 2012)

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