Re: Dead Dog
- I have to agree that there is a lot simpler explanation than a plot
to freak out a geocacher.
My bet is that a grieving dog owner decided to bury his beloved pet
in the dog's favorite play area. He probably selected an area out of
view of any paths and made a grave of a mound of rocks. He probably
took great care to make sure the grave was not only well off the
beaten path, but also well hidden. He would probably be just as
upset as PrincessButtercup if he were to discover that someone
playing a technogeek version of hide and seek had desicrated his dogs
I've been to this cache. The area above the cache fits the criteria
perfectly. I approached this cache from above and my readings
indicated I was close before the drop off, so if I'd spotted a
carefully hidden URP up there, I'd have probably investigated it too.
It's regreatable that she was so badly freightened, but lets keep an
open mind and not blow this all out of proportion by assuming evil
- (Web-ling coming out of "Lurk Mode")
And I thought I had weird stuff happen to my caches! (one washed
away in a flood, another had a chain-link fence erected around it...)
Glad Fido wasn't there when I visited the cache in February with my 3
and 5 year olds. And my squeemish wife.
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@y..., "dmcgauley" <hawkeye@c...> wrote:
> Is there anyone who lives near my St. Edwards cache in NW Austin?
> PrincessButtercup logged this today:
> "DO NOT LOOK FOR THIS CACHE!!!!!! It is NOT THERE ANYMORE but,
> is a BODYBAG with A dead dog in it, we have notified the
> and i am retiring from geocaching thanks to this weirdo/sicko out
> there...I REPEAT, DO NOT GO THERE AND NEVER GO ANYWHERE
> VERY disturbing. I'm going to try to go by there sometime
> but if this is accurate, it sure sounds like there some scary
> directions this sport might be heading. I've always been scared of
> booby-traps in caches just because I know eventually somebody is
> going to want to ruin this sport.