EUGENE — Eugene officials have approved a ban on feeding wildlife in an attempt to contain the growing rat and wild turkey populations.
The Register-Guard reports the city council enacted the nuisance code ordinance Monday, prohibiting the intentional feeding of wild animals and the storing of food or garbage in a way that could attract wildlife.
The wildlife feeding ban includes rats, turkeys, raccoons, deer, cougars, bears, coyotes and wolves. It doesn’t apply to other birds or stray cats and dogs.
People found in violation will be visited by city officials, who will issue notices to correct any identified problems. Officials say fines could be issued if the problems are not addressed within 10 days.