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New Connecticut state law allows reindeer

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SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut is now able to play reindeer games and now one Christmas tree farm has them on display for the holiday season.

About 10 years ago, the state banned reindeer, which John Dzen used to have at his tree farm in South Windsor.

"You call a state rep. You hang out in the capitol for about a year," he said. "And then you get it done."

With the help of state Rep. Bill Aman (R-South Windsor), Dzen managed to get reindeer back into the state. And now, two of them, Mistletoe and Bell, are currently in residence at the Dzen Tree Farm.

Folks that visited the farm Friday to pick up trees seemed to enjoy the chance to see the creatures up close.

"And we got to see a reindeer, so it's pretty awesome," said Ken Potter of West Hartford. 

Reindeer can be trained similar to dogs, but they are not house or pen broken, Dzen said. 

"When you see the little kids eyes light up, all this headache, all this time in the State Capitol talking to people. It's all worth while," he said.

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