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Last Updated: Monday March 22 2010 18:29 GMT

Dog poo problem sprayed pink

pink dog poo

Dog poo crackdown

People in Staffordshire are able to spot dog poo really easily now - because it's been sprayed bright pink!

Fed up with owners not picking up their dogs mess from the pavements, Staffordshire Council have started covering it with florescent paint.

They hope it will encourage owners to clean up after their dog if they foul on the street.

The idea is that when people see how much poop there is around, they'll start cleaning up after their pet.

Dogs in the UK produce around a thousand tonnes of faeces each day.

Staffordshire Council now want their streets to be poo-free.