Mystery poopers have been discovered in New England, according to a study by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
The poopers had been living in sheds in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania, according the study published in the American Veterinary Medical Association journal.
“This study confirms that mystery poopers are a common problem in urban settings,” the authors wrote.
The researchers say they did not have an explanation for why the mystery poppers were spreading.
But they do not expect the new poopers to be wiped out.
“We think the recent surge of the mystery, cryptic, or non-native species in urban areas is probably due to the presence of urban residents,” said study co-author Dr. Mark Grosz.
“It is a result of many factors, including poor sanitation, lack of access to adequate shelter, and limited access to clean water.”