* * * PUBLIC NOTICE * * *
Regular feeding and maintaining of wild ducks in Bayou Vista is in violation of the City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2 – Animal Control.*
We have all at times had our children/grandchildren, etc., feed the ducks. However, when the ducks are constantly fed and maintained, they become a health issue. The duck food attracts other nuisances, such as snakes, rodents and pigeons. Pigeons can be extremely messy in all aspects as they roost on neighboring decks, roofs, etc., waiting for additional food to be available.
Please keep in mind that what seems harmless may be causing your neighbors additional maintenance issues especially when dealing with pigeons and none of us want snakes or rodents taking up residence in our backyards because the food supply is abundant next door.
* ARTICLE 02.04.00
ESTABLISHING OWNERSHIP AND LIMITING THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS,
REPTILES OR FOWL
A. Any person or persons who keeps, harbors, feeds, shelters or otherwise allows an animal, reptile or fowl to remain on his property for three (3) or more days without notifying the City of their presence shall be deemed to be the owner.
B. No person, family or persons occupying a residence or building in Bayou Vista may keep harbor, possess, or maintain in any combination more than three (3) animals. Wild or semi-wild fowl are for the purpose of this chapter not considered to be “owned” unless they are deliberately restrained from their natural habitat, or fed or maintained on a regular basis. (Ord. No. 20-02, § 5, 4-25-2000)