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(A) No person shall purposely feed wild deer, cause wild deer to be fed or provide food or edible matter to wild deer through a ground-feeding station, salt lick or other means to feed wild deer in the city on any public or private land.
(B) No person shall purposely feed raccoons, coyotes, opossum, skunks, ringtail cats, and foxes except as allowed by wildlife rehabilitators holding appropriate state and/or federal permits. Except as allowed to wildlife rehabilitators holding state and/or federal permits.
(C) A person shall be deemed to have purposely fed or caused the wildlife listed in divisions (A) and (B) above to be fed if:
(1) A person places edible matter on the ground or any place less than six feet off the ground that is not intended for domestic livestock;
(2) The distribution of edible matter is through a commercially sold automatic feeder; or
(3) The edible matter is in an area that is neither in an enclosed building nor in an area that is not fully enclosed by a fence or other enclosure sufficient to keep out wild animals and without a closed receptacle reasonably sufficient to keep wild animals from eating the edible matter.
(D) The presence of edible matter on the ground or any place less than six feet off the ground that is not intended for domestic livestock is hereby declared to be a nuisance if the edible matter is:
(1) Outside an enclosed building, fence or other enclosure sufficient to keep out wild deer; and/or;
(2) Not enclosed in a receptacle reasonably sufficient to keep wild deer from eating the edible matter.
(E) No person shall permit, allow or suffer the presence of edible matter that constitutes a nuisance on land owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the person.
(F) The prohibition of this section shall not apply to any peace officer or other agent of the city acting in conformance with an animal control program.
(Ord. 010403, passed 4-3-2001; Ord. 141217-C, passed 12-17-2014) Penalty, see § 94.99