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Bird droppings form an 'olive slick' on roads in Rome

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Bird droppings form an 'olive slick' on roads in Rome

Parts of Rome came to a standstill when droppings from birds which had been binging on olives forced roads to close.

Heavy downpours washed droppings left by millions of starlings from trees onto the streets below and authorities had to close the roads.

Combined with rotting leaves, the poo formed a slimy "olive" slick which reportedly led to car and motorcycle accidents.

Authorities were concerned for the safety of citizens and shut several roads on the banks of the Tiber for most of Saturday (02.01.16) while refuse workers attempted to hose the streets down.