DNA results of water sample testing have revealed dog poop is the primary cause of dangerous e-coli levels at the Esther Simplot pond in the new park of the same name. Goose poop was also identified as a contributing factor.
As a result, dogs will be banned from the park. Geese tend to avoid canines while becoming accustomed to most other forms of harassment. We have it on good authority, in defense of dogs, that Boise Parks has an official “goose chaser dog” working at night to police the goose population.
On the good news side, Quinn’s Pond water has been declared safe for public use, but dogs are still banned.
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