Attack of the ______

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Today was a great day in Clear Lake! CLAPS is soooooo much fun with 22 caches along the water  :lol:

 

The highlight of the trip was while kayaking to #55 S:

 

First the baby started crying: post-2034-0-06027200-1373415053_thumb.jp

 

Alerted parent sounds the alarm of the impending doom: post-2034-0-72995300-1373415814_thumb.jp

 

Duck and row as fast as possible after signing log: post-2034-0-43976900-1373416262_thumb.jp

 

Considering we just started this hobby, do y'all have any other "attack" stories?  :)

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I put this together the other day for the upcoming CLAPS Kayak 101 event.

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davarle posted a note for 2.gif All Chained Up

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

 

So there was this squirrel, and it ran up right next to me at GZ, and he stood up on his hind legs. I tried ignoring him, and looked for the cache. I moved away and he followed me. I walked away and turned around, and he kept following me. Then he started chasing me all the way back to the car. I sat in the car for a bit, and attempted to go back to GZ, but he was waiting for me, and started chasing me again. I don't know- do I look like a nut? icon_smile_clown.gif

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I can't say that I had an "attack" but it sure looked like it at first glance when I had an 11- or 12-foot gator barreling off the bank into the water on Armand Bayou between 15 N CLAPS and 16 N CLAPS a few weeks ago. When that big ol' boy is only about 30 feet from you and coming into the water pointed right at you, you don't think logical things like, "He's just getting into the water because I quietly paddled up on him and caught him snoozing in the sun on land, so he's getting into the water because he feels safer there." No, you tend to think things more like "Oh, Lord God, please don't let that big bastard flip me over take me for a death roll in the water!" Paddle like crazy! Lol. It took quite a bit of scrubbing to get the stains out of my kayak. :2funny:

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Today was a great day in Clear Lake! CLAPS is soooooo much fun with 22 caches along the water  :lol:

 

The highlight of the trip was while kayaking to #55 S:

 

First the baby started crying: attachicon.gifrsz_1rsz_img_1133.jpg

 

Alerted parent sounds the alarm of the impending doom: attachicon.gifrsz_1img_1135.jpg

 

Duck and row as fast as possible after signing log: attachicon.gifrsz_img_1134.jpg

 

Considering we just started this hobby, do y'all have any other "attack" stories?  :)

 

Congratulations on doing these "high-terrain" caches so early in your caching career. If you've already had poison ivy or chiggers so bad you thought you were gonna go mad, and you've already had wildlife encounters like this, that's a strong indicator that you're in the accelerated caching experience program. Now all you need is a really good police encounter to round things out. :coolsmiley:

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The first two visitors to this cache were both stung. HC twice and Latitude Attitude 5 times. I moved the cache rather than raise the difficulty because some cachers can actually die from insect stings, being allergic to the venom. The Chevron expansion north of destroyed the area and sadly, I was forced to archive this very cool and difficult cache. It was a .30 ammo can laying in a furrow with shredded rope on it. Folks would look everywhere, except where it was and I couldn't even find it without my GPSr one time. Great cache, now archived.

I remember an incident at a certain BaytownBert cache a couple of years ago...

 

http://coord.info/GL49VTKD

 

Thanks for the chuckle this morning, HC. I hadn't read that one before.

 

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@HoustonControl - your yellow jacket encounter is something I don't want to ever experience!

@davarle - "I don't know- do I look like a nut?" made me laugh 

@TexasWriter - Your "round things out" comment made me think it'd make a cute geocaching shirt: The Geocache Trifecta: Plants/Bugs, Animal Attacks, Police Questioning 

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Now, we know skeeters are bad in Houston, but not a bad as in northern Minnesota in the summer.   We were doing a multi-stage cache in one of the state parks in Minn. one evening last month and they were so thick, I pulled my arms into my shirt and pulled my shirt over my neck and ears and ran back to the car.  I have also had to outrun biting horse flies here in the Houston area - had red welts on my legs for days afterwards.

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On a cache close to IAH Wednesday, I took a wasp sting in the small of my back, or so I thought. I got home last night and my wife counted 6 stings across my back. The first one really hurt and I thought the others were the brush hitting me as I made a rapid exit.

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May be time to reconsider those cut-off t shirts when caching, Bert -

not everybody can pull off that look.

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