By Associated Press - Saturday, April 23, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Officials in the southern Oregon city of Medford are trying to figure out to deal with a growing population of wild turkeys.

City Manager Pro Tem Bill Hoke told the Mail Tribune newspaper (https://bit.ly/26lFtYR ) that some residents are crying foul over the urban wildlife.

City leaders have asked the local police department code enforcement officers to draft a report on possible options. It’s illegal to trap and relocate or hunt the animals within city limits, but Hoke says a ban on feeding wildlife could be an option.

The nearby towns of Ashland, Jacksonville and Shady Cove have feeding bans.

Wild turkeys can tear up flowerbeds and damage shingles when they try to roost on rooftops.



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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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