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(A) It shall be unlawful and is hereby declared to be a public nuisance for any person to use, place, set or cause to be set within the city or upon lands owned by the city any traps except cage type live traps approved by the Animal Control Officer and used for the control of nuisance animals. This prohibition shall not apply to any trap specifically designed to kill rats, mice, gophers or moles so long as the owner of the property is aware of the location where the trap(s) are set and monitors the trap(s) at least once every 24 hours.
(B) Traps discovered by the Police Department or Animal Control Officer to have been unlawfully set in the city may be seized and used as prima facie evidence that a violation has been committed. Upon conviction, the trap(s) shall be forfeited to and disposed of by the Animal Control Officer.
(Ord. 573, passed 9-10-07) Penalty, see § 90.99