Day 4 at ENP – 1.15.15 Thursday – How to pick your shovel !!!

Since this has been my third day shoveling elephant poop I thought I’d give a lesson on how to find the ideal shovel.

First of all the shovel should reach no higher than your belly button… Much like miniature golf.  This allows you the proper leverage in hoisting the poop from the ground.

Next your shovel should have a square shape in order to hold the most amount of poop without falling off your shovel.  The sharp corners are also beneficial in breaking apart extra large poop.

You should also make sure that your shovel has a handle.  There are far fewer incidents of your shovel slipping from your hand.


If you can snag a pair of gloves you are golden as there are times when it us best to chuck the shovel and use your hands.  By the way elephant poop barely has an odor.  It’s something like old cut grass and mulch or peat moss.


I have become quite possessive over my shovel and have actually tucked it away in the shed so I can use it again.

So there you have it on how to select the ideal shovel.  🙂

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