COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A pair of specially-trained dogs are following a hot trail to find contaminated waterways in Ottawa County.
WZZM 13 followed the canines sniffing out human waste in local streams. It's probably not a job many people would want, but in a dog's world, it comes with the territory.
"It gets a little nasty out there sometimes; the dogs enjoy it- they think it's a game," says Scott Reynolds, co-owner of Environmental Canine Services.
The dogs, Sable and Logan, are specially trained to sniff out human feces.
"We're trying to locate sources of E. coli," says Reynolds.
Monday, the dogs focused on water samples from Deer Creek in Coopersville. Logan first indicated there were levels of contamination; Sable's response was not as clear.