[GeoStL] Re: Geocaching Find but not a cache

  • From: "Hobbit Taz - charter" <hobbittaz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 23:06:08 -0500

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Cool find!  I didnt think they allowed new "Moving" caches

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From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Mike Griffin
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 11:57 PM
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Geocaching Find but not a cache


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As Bernie and I were out hiding caches at the Scout ranch today, we came
across something I have never seen before. We saw a perfect stump for
placing an ammo box and proceeded towards it. As I got close, I found a
large feather on the ground. I picked it up and noticed it was brown with no
markings. It was very large.

I reached the stump which was about 3 1/2 feet high and perfectly hollow. As
I looked inside there was the biggest bird I had ever seen up close. I
jumped back thinking it would come flying out of the top but it didn't.

Bernie then looked down the hole and said it was a Turkey Vulture. It did
not move and we studied it for quite a long time. It looked as though it was
dying. It could not hold it's head up. You could see the eye blinking as it
looked at us. We weren't sure if it was trapped, dying, injured, or just
sitting on some eggs.

We left the bird alone and proceeded to find another place to hide the
cache.

This was a first for me. I have never come across a turkey vulture so close.
Seeing it down at the bottom of that hollow stump got me curious as to why
it would be there of all places.

Reading information on the Turkey Vulture Society's web site, yes there
really is a society, it said that the Female will often find hollow logs,
caves, barns and other enclosures to lay their eggs and that the
responsibility of incubation is shared between male and female.

Pretty Cool!!

Mike



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