NELSON, New Zealand, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Residents of a New Zealand city said they are upset about the growing number of dog poop bags left to fester beneath city lampposts.
Nelson residents said there are dozens of bags of dog poop accumulating under lampposts in the near the Nelson Golf Club and the problem has been worsening recently, The Nelson Mail reported Monday.
"They've been down there for weeks. I just can't believe Nelson people could do that in a town like this," said resident Tunny Gill, who walks through the area every morning.
Nelson City Council dog control manager Stephen Lawrence said laws against dumping dog poo are difficult to enforce.
"Policing of that, of course unless we actually see them doing it or somebody else sees them doing it, is difficult. However, if we get a concern from a resident or a number of residents about an increase (of poo) in an area, we'll increase our patrols," he said.