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Lompoc issues ban on feeding wild animals

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Oct 05, 2021

The city of Lompoc has issued a ban on feeding wild animals on public property.

In a city ordinance, the city said that the ban is needed as they have had a significant ground squirrel problem at Beattie Park.

The problem stems from the public feeding the squirrels daily.

The squirrels have made a home under the top parking lot at the park, weakening the structural integrity of the asphalt.

If a person is caught violating the ban, they will be guilty of an infraction.

The ban will go into effect on October 31.