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June 6, 2010 7:41 PM Subscribe
What's the best method of finding my dog's poop in a large field so that I can clean it up? Dog-motivated question, but I think the answer has more to do with something learned in Boy Scouts.
posted by Tristram Shandy, Gentleman to Science & Nature (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My dog often poops in a large field near our house that is owned by neighbors. I always do my best to clean it up because I appreciate that they let me use the field. Not only does their house overlook it, but they hay it during the summer and don't want feces in the hay. (So please don't answer that I should just pretend to pick it up.)
The problem is that my dog often runs ahead to do her bidness. By the time I catch up, she's moved on, and I have lost track of the exact spot she was at, and hence the poop as well. It sounds like I should be able to spot it, but it's harder than it sounds.
So I have two questions. First, what is the best strategy to keep track of a spot that is far away in a flat field of monotonous flora and too few features? No trees, no bare spots, etc. Second, if that strategy fails, what's the best search strategy? Right now I spiral out from where I thought the poop was but that never seems to work.
Thanks for your help!