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Maine woman who makes artwork out of moose poop might be getting a TV show

Mary Winchenbach’s Maine-based business, Tirdy Works, is growing after a video of her selling products went viral.MARY WINCHENBACH/File

SOMERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Lights, camera, scat.

That’s the premise of a potential new reality series featuring a Maine woman who is locally famous for making creations out of moose droppings. The Portland Press Herald reports Mary Winchenbach and her wife, Deb Nicholls, are in discussions with TNT about bringing their brand of poop art to cable television.

A spokeswoman for Turner, the company that owns TNT, confirmed Dec. 27 the cable network is discussing a show about the artists, who live in Somerville. Winchenbach is known in Maine as ‘‘the Moose Turd Lady,’’ while Nicholls has remained a quiet partner in their business, Tirdy Works.


Winchenbach calls the positive reception of her work ‘‘overwhelming’’ and ‘‘humbling.’’ She has been working with moose scat for years, and makes everything from clocks to ornaments.