You might see icicles forming on the edge of your roof and if you are like many they may seem like a fun bit of ice to nosh on. Only one thing, as Iowa meteorologist Katie Nickolaou pointed out on TikTok and Twitter, they quite often contain no small amount of poop.
She points out that the surface the ice flows off of to form, especially the roof, can often contain poop, which then gets washed down and frozen in the ice. Usually this is bird poop, but sometimes be squirrel poop, mouse poop, or other animal poop.
This same warning goes for eaves, and railings. Just think of all the railings you may have seen or even washed poop off. That’s what is in the ice. Yuck.