I didn't have time to get a picture, but this was last night's encounter with wildlife. I wish the time I helped catch a monkey in the parking lot of US Toy would've been caching related. A story for another time...
FTF. Well that was a first. I've never been T-boned on my bike by an armadillo. More later
I was dozing on the couch and getting ready to head off to bed (early morning work meeting) when this one published. I've been out near GZ before when chasing some other caches/letterboxes by the CO, so I basically knew what the pursuit would entail. I loaded up my bike, headed over, parked at the parking coordinates, and rode my bike out toward GZ. As I was riding along, something caught my eye at the edge of the trail on my left, and it was moving fast toward me. It was an armadillo (I call them "possum on the halfshell"). Before I could even brake very much, this stupid creature had plowed into the front tire of my bike, almost making me wipe out. How he didn't get something caught in the spokes of my bike tire is beyond me, but since it was dark and it happened so fast, I'll just chalk it up to one of life's great mysteries. T-boned by an armadillo....
Anyway, after that little wildlife encounter, I made my way to within 60 feet of GZ, parked the bike, and walked right to the cache. I was showing about 18 feet on coordinates, but with the margin of satellite shift that occurs in the trees, that was plenty close enough. For whatever reason, the particular tree clump called to me immediately, so I never looked anywhere else. Quick and easy. The only problem I had was that my self-inking stamp appears to have gotten wet at some point and needs a need print pad inserted. Minor detail. I just used my pen to jot down the find on the nice blank log.
Thanks to the CO for another smiley, another jaunt in the area, and another wildlife encounter. TFTLB!
Another one of TexasWriter's late night FTF adventures that I would have loved to of had a video of!!
Edited by RRM10, 14 May 2014 - 01:17 PM.