Dog Pee Causes Another Lamp Post To Topple Over
For the second time in a month, a California lamp post has fallen victim to excessive dog pee.
A lamp post in downtown San Diego collapsed on a parked car Thursday night, echoing an incident that happened last month in San Francisco. Surprisingly, Lisa Kornfeld, the owner of the car, wasn't that pissed off. "My dogs walk here," Kornfeld told NBC San Diego. "I can't guarantee they haven't peed on this street light."
One unnamed bystander couldn't believe it. "Honestly it doesn't even sound possible... unless it's like an EXCESSIVE amount of dog urine." Apparently it was, but that wouldn't be the only thing that would cause the lamp post to collapse. Some natural corrosion due to rain and age is expected, but dog pee will certainly expedite the process. But the dogs aren't completely to blame—city officials said it's likely that the pole was bumped by a car at some point, which would have weakened the base in the first place.
San Diego resident Claudia Hayes thinks it makes perfect sense, and told NBC San Diego, "They just like to pee against something that's upright, so it can splash out a little bit for other dogs."
City officials recommend that dog urine should "splash out a little bit" on fire hydrants instead, if possible; the cast iron is less corrosive.