Pike contends he is being harassed. But Carla Lopez, a spokeswoman for the city, said buskers who make their living with animals have to have the tags and have to pick up after themselves.
"That makes it so it works for everyone," she said.
Pike had moved from Santa Fe to St. Johns, Ariz., for the warmer weather but said he came back to Santa Fe to make a little money.
However, he may not be walking around the Santa Fe Plaza for long with Booger, Kitty and Mousies (all the white mice in the act are named Mousie) if he has to come up with $500 in fines, he said.
"I have a court date coming up, and we'll see," he said."
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