The City of Oakdale is home to abundant natural areas and wildlife. While wildlife adds to the beauty of an environment, wild animals in developed areas can present some issues. Following are some guidelines to consider with urban wildlife.


Oakdale has a presence of home range coyotes, and sightings do occur. Read more about urban coyote management.


Deer are beautiful, wild animals, but deer in developed areas can spell trouble as they can wreak havoc on gardens, landscaping plants, and trees and shrubs. As such, feeding deer is not permitted and can lead to having to reduce the population.

Feeding Wildlife & Waterfowl

Please remember that feeding wildlife and waterfowl is not allowed. Bird feeders are allowed but they need to be least five feet above the ground or structure.


Every year, the City receives numerous complaints about Canadian Geese, particularly the goose droppings left behind on private property, in parks, or on walkways. Geese will return to the same area, year after year, in increasing numbers. Attracting the geese to your yard only creates community-wide problems necessitating in the reduction of the population. Please review the "Feeding Wildlife and Waterfowl" information provided above.

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