The “Turdinator” Is Making Sure You Pick Up After Your Dog

Andrew Hawes dresses in camouflage, hides in the bushes and waits for scofflaws to walk away from their dogs’ poop.

Andrew Hawes. By: LukeDealBBC
He films people who don’t pick up, then threatens to put the video on Facebook. By: LukeDealBBC

A man in Leiston, England, is fed up with stepping in dog poop or seeing it sitting in mushy piles around the neighborhood.

So he’s made it his mission to take a stand.

Known as the “Turdinator,” Andrew Hawes dresses in camouflage, hides in the bushes and waits for scofflaws to walk away from their dogs’ poop.

At that point, the Turdinator springs into action, jumping from his hiding place and laying down the facts.

“Excuse me, could you please clean up after your dog? You’re being filmed. If you clean up, the film will be deleted straight away — if not, you will be posted on my Facebook page for people to identify and then will be reported to the police,” he tells them.

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Taking his cause a bit further, Hawes has spray-painted “Clean It Up” messages on well-traveled pathways and plans to take a 10-day leave from his job to promote his project even more.

While there are mixed opinions on his tactics, most everyone believes his intentions are good. But is he playing a dangerous game?

Sources: Mashable, BBC

Gayle Hickman

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Gayle Hickman has been researching and writing about pet behaviors since 2011. In addition to Petful, her articles have appeared on Reader's Digest, Yahoo Shine and WebVet, to name a few.

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