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DNR Asks Duluth Residents Not To Feed Foxes

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DULUTH (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking Duluth residents to stop feeding wild animals.

The agency is concerned that foxes near the Park Point area of Duluth are becoming too comfortable near populated areas.

Foxes have lived for years on Park Point, the seven-mile spit of land that sticks out into Lake Superior beyond the Aerial Lift Bridge.

DNR Assistant Area Wildlife Manager Martha Minchak says while some people have long fed the foxes, a growing number of people are complaining about it.

It’s against the law to feed bears and deer in Duluth, but not foxes or other wildlife.

Minchak says unnatural concentrations of wild animals can help spread disease.

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