These lesser-known laws sometimes drop jaws.

If you’ve ever been to the National Western Stock Show, the Denver Cat Company, or any micro-brewery featuring a dog-friendly patio, then you know that Coloradans love animals. Mix that with nearly 141 years of state history (Colorado turns 141 on August 1), and what you get are some pretty odd animal laws. So with that said, we want to relay some of the more peculiar pieces of legislation that we found.

1. It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence of alcohol … or any drug for that matter. That’s a statewide law.

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2. Residents of Louisville may not own chickens, however, you can have up to three turkeys.

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3. In Cripple Creek, it is illegal to take your horse or mule above the ground floor of any building. I guess I’m taking the camel up to the second floor.

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4. In Alamosa, you need a license to own a dog over three months of age.

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5. In Boulder, you’re prohibited from allowing your llama to graze on city property.

6. To capture a stray dog in the city of Denver, the local animal control must post a notice on a tree in the city’s park and along a public road running through the park. You know, so the dog knows the fuzz are looking for him.

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7. In the state of Colorado, among others, it is illegal to hunt game from an aircraft.

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What are your thoughts, people? Do you know of any ridiculous laws from your home state? Let us know in the comments below!

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