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A coyote pup belonging to C-144, a female coyote who spends the majority of her time in the Westlake neighborhood. (Credit: National Park Service)

Yes, you can volunteer to do your part for science — by wandering around Los Angeles, picking up poop.

The National Park Service is asking members of the public to join a two-year effort to collect the excrement, called scat, left by urban coyotes across the city.

Parks officials assure prospective volunteers: no experience is required.

The scatological survey will cover the urban zone from Boyle Heights to Beverly Hills. The goal is to assess the coyotes’ diets.

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