Under the Melting Mequon Snow

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Mequon man points to one of dozens of deer piles that the thaw exposed
Mequon man points to one of dozens of deer piles that the thaw exposed
Mequon man points to one of dozens of deer piles that accumulated over winter

Temperatures near 50 degrees and mostly sunny skies changed the mood and the landscape in Mequon on Saturday. Neighbors were outside walking dogs, jogging, biking and taking a general inventory of the great outdoors – things they have been unable to do throughout this erratic winter.
As people made the rounds of their yards, however, everything wasn’t necessarily all skittles and Peeps. The melted snow is exposing a season’s worth of fecal matter and area homeowners don’t think it’s pretty.
“Deer poop!” exclaimed one Mequon man as he walked the land behind his home. “Piles and piles of it, especially under the apple trees. And over there, in the pepper patch – fox droppings. And sweet mother of creatures great and small! I don’t know what THAT came out of!” Before moving on, he supposed that it might be something a coyote or very large coon left behind.
While critter droppings can foul the sweet, early taste of Spring, just how serious a health problem do they present? Ozaukee County Secretary of Excrement warns all residents to proceed with caution. “Spring rains will wash most of the problem away, but people with massive fecal matter on their property should perform a thorough clean-up – and remember to step lively and power-wash their boots before dancing into the Mama’s nice clean kitchen.”

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