Emotional support dogs are hardly a rare sight in many public spaces these days. But how would you feel about sharing an airline seat with an emotional support peacock? Or perhaps someone’s emotional support alligator? While some might consider the idea funny, the growing trend toward more exotic support critters is no laughing matter for lawmakers tasked with trying to accommodate people who legitimately need a support pet, while also keeping folks from gaming the system with unusual or maybe even dangerous critters. As the New York Times reports, more than two dozen states have in recent years passed laws cracking down on folks who lie about their pets being actual support animals. Or you could say they are looking to ferret out frauds. See how I did that!