The thing I'm most amazed at in your story, is that your town still has street sweepers on a residential street. Since everything Ft Worth now does re: municipal maintenance is concerned ONLY with attracting tourists and "newcomers", we only provide street sweepers to the most visible, commercial thoroughfares. We have some of the dirtiest and most littered streets imaginable. We homeowners have to pick up trash on almost a daily basis, and sweep up anything in the gutters. Now.....I accept some responsibility in keeping my own property clean and neat, but I should then have the right to "punish" the jerks that feel they have a "right" to throw their trash on MY street.
BTW.....if I have any wild animal die on my property, the city will not come pick it up. However, if I drag it out to the street and then report it, they'll come out. (personal experience)
WNV is prevalent in Summer. It’s a bit late for that.Someone suggested that, but there have been no more dead birds in the area. I suspect it was something someone put out. I keep old Alex tightened up on his leash a good way before and after the area where they were.