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    • barnaclebill
    • By barnaclebill 6th Aug 18, 9:00 PM
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    dog mess on path
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:00 PM
    dog mess on path 6th Aug 18 at 9:00 PM
    Looking for some advice, have lived here 3.5 years, never seen a stray dog running around here. Couple of weeks ago found dog mess behind my car that was in my drive backed close to the garage thought it strange but cleared it away. Tonight came home about 6:30 pm found dog mess. five small pieces on my path close to my front door, could be a stray I suppose but one piece is different colour to the rest.
    Do not have experience of owning a dog so is this probable?
    Do not have any problems with the locals so is it just me being paranoid?
    The driveway is separate to the path to the front door.
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    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 6th Aug 18, 9:06 PM
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    Is it definitely dog poo? The foxes around here like to leave little presents in strange places, and I see them out during the day quite often.
    • HampshireH
    • By HampshireH 6th Aug 18, 9:24 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:24 PM
    Which neighbour have you upset
    • barnaclebill
    • By barnaclebill 6th Aug 18, 9:24 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:24 PM
    Never seen a fox here and it's a long way to countryside with some quite major roads all round.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 6th Aug 18, 9:26 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:26 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:26 PM
    Never seen a fox here and it's a long way to countryside with some quite major roads all round.
    Originally posted by barnaclebill
    There are probably more foxes living in our cities and towns than there are in the countryside.
    • jackomdj
    • By jackomdj 6th Aug 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:07 PM
    . five small pieces on my path close to my front door, could be a stray I suppose but one piece is different colour to the rest.
    Do not have experience of owning a dog so is this probable?
    .
    Originally posted by barnaclebill
    Could be a stray, could be a rubbish owner not picking up after themselves, could be a fox (although there's tends to be different to dogs) Probably not someone you have upset, I would imagine you would know if you have upset someone enough for them to do this. Dog poo can be different colours in the same poo.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 6th Aug 18, 10:17 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:17 PM
    Are you also sure it's a dog and not a cat?

    Can you put strong smelling disinfectant around the area to deter the animal? Or curry / chilli powder can also be effective.
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    • barnaclebill
    • By barnaclebill 6th Aug 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:39 PM
    Have looked up pictures of Fox poo and these do not look like the ones I found, four were like small black sausages pointed at both ends and one was light brown. Have cleaned the area with Harpic and sprayed the entrance with dog and cat off.
    • jimbo747
    • By jimbo747 6th Aug 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:49 PM
    Is it possible to fit a CCTV camera or two? If no where near power something like blink which is battery powered might work. Could help you identify the dog owner(s) and give them a good shoeing.
    • MalMonroe
    • By MalMonroe 6th Aug 18, 11:34 PM
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    A good shoeing?!!! What on earth does THAT mean??
    • MalMonroe
    • By MalMonroe 6th Aug 18, 11:35 PM
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    Cats cover their own mess. And they are highly unlikely to use hard surfaces as toilets anyway.
    • robin58
    • By robin58 6th Aug 18, 11:40 PM
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    A good shoeing?!!! What on earth does THAT mean??
    Originally posted by MalMonroe
    Think 'baseball bat'.
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    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 6th Aug 18, 11:41 PM
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    Cats cover their own mess. And they are highly unlikely to use hard surfaces as toilets anyway.
    Originally posted by MalMonroe
    Not when they 5h1t on my lawn
    • -taff
    • By -taff 7th Aug 18, 1:35 AM
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    Not when they 5h1t on my lawn
    Originally posted by gardner1

    Same. Grrr.
    • thorsoak
    • By thorsoak 7th Aug 18, 5:52 AM
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    Cats cover their own mess. And they are highly unlikely to use hard surfaces as toilets anyway.
    Originally posted by MalMonroe
    Sadly cats do not always do that! I know that for certain because my two little hooligans don't! What has been described does sound like cat poo to me. Whatever you do, OP, do not plant catmint thinking it will deter the cats - you'll have the whole cat community in your garden instead of just one.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 7th Aug 18, 8:11 AM
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    Cats cover their own mess. And they are highly unlikely to use hard surfaces as toilets anyway.
    Originally posted by MalMonroe
    Not always the case with cats. I used to have one who would on occasion poo in the bath.
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    • owen_money
    • By owen_money 7th Aug 18, 2:38 PM
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    If it happens again take some photos and post them, maybe someone can identify the animal type?
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    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 7th Aug 18, 5:32 PM
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    Mess
    Never, did I think I would join in an online forum to talk poo!

    Is it Hedgehog poo?

    Cats will return to their 'toilet' so you need to break the process. Clean up and spray with menthol or citrus. Don't even have a cat but there are loads round here and I found out they don't like Vicks or Deep Heat.
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    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 7th Aug 18, 6:02 PM
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    The fox poo round here is black.
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    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 7th Aug 18, 6:13 PM
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    Does not have to be a stray.


    Someone walking their dog off the lead, goes and craps on your path. Owner and dog walk on.
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