Soil can benefit from fertilizer, but one individual who needed to use the loo and entered a stranger's garden seemed to have missed the point.
A home surveillance camera caught an individual presumably participating in the Boston Marathon running onto a homeowner's property and appearing to do a number two.
The doorbell footage taken from the day of the race on April 17 showed the individual from off in the distance, making it difficult to make out their identity.
But the detected physical movement definitely looked like they were not taking a breather from the marathon but relieving themselves instead.
At one point, two individuals not outfitted in running attire entered the property.
They saw the squatter and awkwardly waited for them to finish their business, after which the squatter got up, pulled up their shorts, and resumed the 26.2-mile race by disappearing through the trees.
The homeowner whose lawn was unexpectedly mulched shared the footage on a Reddit thread and titled it:
“One of the marathon runners just took a sh*t in my yard (video inside).”
The original poster noted there were plenty of porta potty's dotting the course for runners to use, and that there was:
"absolutely zero reason for someone to trespass to take a sh*t on a lawn.”
They say "nature calls" and people do do the things they do.
Who was this mystery person that had a bowel movement at the worst time imaginable?
The act itself sparked a further discussion.
The winner of the race was defending champion Evans Chebet, who finished at just over 2 hours and 5 minutes.
There were over 30,000 participants in this year's race–many of whom continued running on three, four, or five-mile streaks without taking a pit stop.
According to the Boston course amenities made available by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) Running Club, the association provides toilets "at every water and medical station, as well as at additional locations along the course" for the convenience of runners.
"Please respect the communities through which the Boston Marathon runs by taking advantage of these facilities, if needed."
Clearly, some runners missed the memo.