BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- The City of Berkeley is getting the word out -- don't feed the squirrels.
The animals are a turning into a big problem, especially at Cesar Chavez Park off the bay.
Officials are worried the squirrels there will burrow into an underground layer of clay which seals off a former dump.
So on Tuesday city officials passed a new ordinance making it illegal to feed the rodents at all city parks.
Violators could face fines up to $1,000 and/or 6-months in jail.