It’s Fake!

My wife and I came upon this sign, affixed to a utility pole, today, along Mission Avenue between Louisiana and Mississippi streets. Call me surprised, for having seen no other in our San Diego neighborhood of University Heights. So I got to wondering if a resident attempted a little scare tactic to get dog owners to clean up after their mutts. More effective: Place the notice higherand above, out of reach, a mock surveillance camera.

I walked about several streets inspecting every sign of every kind and all others shared in common: Tiny print somewhere indicating that the thing is the property of the city. By comparison, this one’s credit is “”, which sells the warning, with a stake kit, for 27 bucks on the website.

Paying that much for the privilege of bolting the $250 fine threat to a public pole is commitment. I sympathize and don’t doubt that too many dog owners let their animals do their, ah, business anywhere and then walk away. What a mess for homeowners.

I used Leica Q2 to capture the Featured Image. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/2500 sec, 28mm; 3:23 p.m. PST.