O.K. hikers, I’m sure you’ve seen this bizarre trend out on the trails, right? Crazy dog owners going through the trouble of actually bagging up their dog’s leavings, but then tossing the bag along the trail…, or better yet, placing it on a trail marker or hanging it from a branch?
Whaa? If you can’t cope with pet poop enough to carry it out, how can you pick it up in the first place? boggles the mind. And if that paradox doesn’t fry your brain, think about someone going out of their way to enjoy a “nature trail” but then feeling no qualms about leaving a plastic bag full of doggy doo hanging on a stick…
Dude, are you waiting for the State Park Pet Poop Concierge Service to come along? Do you suppose that the poop fairy will take the bag and then leave a free park sticker for you to retrieve later? Do you believe that leaving the doggy doo in a bag on the trail is better for the environment than if you had simply let the dog do it’s thing off trail in the first place?
I won’t bother asking anyone to carry their bags out, because, well, if you were going to, you are already… Thank you.