Fox feeders beware: Fines coming in Charlottetown
Charlottetown tried an education campaign over the winter
If you're caught feeding foxes and other wild animals in the Charlottetown area, you soon could be ticketed and fined.
City council is working with the provincial Environment Department to draft a bylaw, and fines are expected to range from $50 to $1,000.
Council hopes to get moving on the bylaw next month, and perhaps have one in place for the new year.
In December the city announced an education campaign designed to stop people from feeding foxes in the city, warning a bylaw could follow if that didn't work.
Foxes in the city are a relatively new phenomenon, going back a little more than a decade, but a 2013 UPEI found 42 active fox dens in the city and concluded urban foxes are here to stay.
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With files from Noah Richardson