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#341 RRM10

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:16 PM

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
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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!

 

 

http://coord.info/GLE76FWJ

 

 

Another one of TexasWriter's late night FTF adventures that I would have loved to of had a video of!!


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#342 Dhaulaghiri

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:37 PM

Seen today while caching the Texas Star North of Austin:

 

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:44 AM

I never really appreciated how many bones snakes had until I went to China.  With the right seasoning and a lot of hot sauce, I could handle the deep fried snake, but it was a LOT of work for little result eating around all of those bones.

 

On the other hand, I really did like Turtle.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:20 AM

TravelingGeek: DUDE!

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#345 TheNorman

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:07 AM

We spotted a couple of foxes on our way back from a co-FTF last night.  We didn't get a picture though.



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Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:57 PM

A couple of the critters I saw Saturday at Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery State Historic Site.  This was one of 3 deer I saw in the middle of the day, oddly enough. These lizards were everywhere! This was one of the biggest. 

 

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:58 PM

Should have said "caching at Monument Hill...".


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#348 Baytown Bert

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:17 AM

TheBasty and Crasiestcatlady posted this photo when doing #14 of my Blue heron Parkway series.  Anyone know what it is?

 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:24 AM

Bert, that there is a snake.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:49 AM

Not certain but it could be a prairie runner aka coachwhip.

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#351 Jhawk!

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:54 AM

Bert, that there is a snake.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

Eastern yellowbelly racer? (That there snake, that is.)


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

M R snakes
M R not
O S A R, C M B D I's?
L I B... M R snakes!
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:30 PM

Eastern yellowbelly racer? (That there snake, that is.)

 

I do believe you're right. 

 

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#355 Jhawk!

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:24 PM

As part owner of the Snake Series near Palacios... I concur. ;-)

 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:17 PM

As part owner of the Snake Series near Palacios... I concur. ;-)

 

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With a very discerning eye by cachestacker to identify that it was a snake that was photographed, and then a resident snake (series) expert like Jayhawk stepping in to confirm the specific breed, I think this mystery has now been solved.  


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

I can't remember which thread it was in but someone recently posted some pictures of ant rafts.  Saw an interesting article about that today.

 

http://www.scientifi...rafts-revealed/


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:59 AM

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