A local bloggee has commented as follows
I was recently reading your blog, and I thought...Your expose on "Dog-poo" reminded me of the story of the Abyssinian Whippet:
A young man was going home one night after a night on the tiles and became urgently in need of "faecal relief". He squatted at the edge of the pavement but just as he completed his business a police van emerged round the corner. Being a mentally alert young man he, quick as a flash, grabbed a nearby dustbin and placed it over the offending motion.
The van stopped and two burly constables emerged; "Oi, Oi what's goin' on 'ere?" said the larger. The young man replied that he was the local dogtrapper and he had just caught an Abyssinian Whippet, repudedly the fastest dog on earth, which his department had been endeavouring to trap for over a year. he asked them to guard the dustbin whilst he went to get his nets and van.
After he'd been gone for over an hour the coppers were getting a bit cold and fed up, and the smaller one who played scrum half for the local rugby club, and fancied himself as a bit of a "dab hand" at anything, said " Look, when I say "now" you lift the bin and I'll grab the bloody thing and we'll shove it in the van and get the hell out of here for a cup of tea."
"NOW!" whoosh as he dived for the dog only to pick himself up with an enormous smear of foul smelling material in his hand.
" Ya beggar, the lad was right; it even had time to crap before it went!"
There is a moral here somewhere.