TROUTMAN, N.C. -- Donated jack-o'-lanterns were all the rage at Zootastic Saturday. Officials fed the discarded vegetables to the animals. All of the donated pumpkins were inspected before they were allowed into the zoo.

The inspections insure the safety and health of the animals. The pumpkins must not contain any chemicals commonly used to preserve them.

Tough luck to those pumpkins that passed inspection.

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