Next time the North End Greenies want $10 million to “save the foothills” take note of the prolific piles of poop present on the pedestrian paths.
In England the GUARDIAN took note of a polite sign which converts to about $40. Those Brits sure know how to use the language.
In a lead front page story in the Daily Paper, Ridge to Rivers program coordinator David Gordon estimates that canine hiking mates leave 350 pounds of poo per week, or 50 lbs a day on the trails. This raises havoc with waffle stomper soles on hiking boots.
Gordon didn’t explain how he arrived at his weight estimate. Curious if he weighed a sample and multiplied after a careful count or did a bulk sampling. We won’t challenge his figures or even his sampling method–better him than us.
Times are a changin’ . We agree that dog owners–the PC term used in the Daily paper was “guardians”–should promptly pick up pet poop plopped on the path.
However, they can take solace that dogs tend to concentrate their efforts more than sheep, rabbits, and deer.
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