No, really. I saw a show a few years ago about a dog poo removal dude who used a modified shop vac that ran on car batteries to pick up dog poopies.
Well with the broken collarbones, new puppy, and me just plain being lazy the backyard had become poop mountain once again. I busted out my handy shop vac I got at an auction for $5 and went to town. it worked really well actually. The exhaust from the vac was intense, but I am sure the neighbors are happy I had done it.