Chris Packham picks up dog faeces left by other people's pets

Chris Packham carries out his dog duty when he’s out and about… by picking up faeces left by other people’s pets

  • Those who fail to pick up after their dogs in public can face a fine of up to £100
  • Chris Packham revealed he occasionally picks up other people’s dogs’ poo 
  • He recalled hazards of falling over when playing football at school in the 1960s 

For any dog owner it’s a grim task. But Chris Packham not only picks up his own dog’s deposits, but other people’s dogs’ mess too. 

The presenter and naturalist, 61, said: ‘Occasionally, if I’m out and I see piles of other people’s dogs’ poo, I’ll pick that up.Why not? It’s just so antisocial.’

He also recalled the hazards of falling over when playing football at school in the 1960s. 

‘You had to go home because you were covered in dog poo,’ he told Radio Times. ‘It was despicable.’

The presenter and naturalist, 61, right, said: ‘Occasionally, if I’m out and I see piles of other people’s dogs’ poo, I’ll pick that up.Why not? It’s just so antisocial’

More than 8 million dogs produce more than 1,000 tonnes of poo every day in the UK alone, according to Keep Britain Tidy.

Those who fail to pick up after their dogs in public can face a fine of up to £100.

Packham recently launched a ‘Full Of S*** Calendar’ for 2023 which features multiple photographs of animal dung.

Speaking about the calendar, he said previously: ‘There is so much s*** around these days you mustn’t lose sight of the real deal – the soft brown squelchy stuff on the sole of your shoe.

‘It’s packed full of interesting aromas and masses of important stuff that cutting-edge science needs to better understand and help conserve so many species.’ Packham’s latest TV project is BBC documentary series Dogs in the Wild: Meet the Family which follows the lives of wild dogs worldwide.

More than 8 million dogs produce more than 1,000 tonnes of poo every day in the UK alone, according to Keep Britain Tidy. Those who fail to pick up after their dogs in public can face a fine of up to £100

Speaking about the show he said legends like Little Red Riding Hood give wolves a bad name and that people should take care that a fox never associates ‘a human with that food’ when they feed them.

‘I don’t feed them on my patio,’ he told Radio Times. ‘I put food out in the woods for them. We’ve got to be careful how we interact with wild animals and do it in a way that isn’t about just gratifying ourselves – i.e getting a close encounter with them – but also making sure that we’re looking after their health and wellbeing.’ His comments come months after actress Kate Beckinsale came under fire for sharing pictures of herself feeding a fox in her mother’s garden, with the wild animal jumping up on her lap.

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