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Circus Elephant Dung Leaves Town Fuming
from yahoo ... BERLIN (Reuters) - A traveling circus in Germany has been ordered to come back and clean up a pile of elephant dung after residents complained about the smell, police said Friday.
"We got a call and checked out the site and realized that the turds were far too big to come from horses. It had to be elephants," said police spokesman Wolfgang Heimann.
The circus left the site on the outskirts of the western city of Wuppertal four weeks ago and the dung had been ripening in the sun. "The stench was terrible," Heimann said.
"We've found the circus and they're sending someone to take it away. They've got quite a job on their hands."
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