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    Question Which cache should I log?

    Okay, here's the story. Out on a cache run this evening....and went to find a 101 Dalmatian cache. When I got there, I found a card cache in it's place. The logbook and container were intact and placed in what I assume was the same location as the puppy. So, do I log the card or the puppy? I did not find the puppy container, so I'm leaning toward logging the card, however, I did not find the card in it's intended hiding spot...actually about two miles away.

    To make it more interesting, it appears it has been like this for over a month and the card cache was logged today with no mention of anything odd, so maybe the two containers got switched?!?!?!

    Any suggestions?

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    Have you or anyone else e-mailed the owner(s) of these two caches to let them know about the mix-up? I guess if it was me I would e-mail them to let them know . . . it's possible that if they own both caches (and I'm not sure if this is the case or not) they might have mixed the two containers up accidentally . . . maybe? possibly?
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    You log what you found, the card. Then you notify both owners so they can check on them and take the appropriate action.

    I'm not sure I would have noticed the difference!
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    Two different owners, TRF on the puppy and hide from the kids on the card. To be honest, I got home so late last night, I didn't even log my finds, but I did have this on my mind and was curious what I should do....hence my post. I will surely email both and let them know what I found, well, or didn't find... he he heh

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    In looking at the logs it appears that they have been reversed as far back as June. A few cachers had noted the fact in their logs.

    Just goes to show that a lot of cachers "just sign and run without reading".




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    Sabby, thanks for checking in to that....

    I'm amazed really. It was so obvious. I wish I had more time to try and find the Seven of Hearts in it's correct location...that would have helped to piece things together.

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    Default good catch...

    Glad to see you were enough awake at that time of day to notice. After a long day they all tend to look alike.......
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    On a similar note, (sort of), what does anyone do when you find a cache that you believe isn't exactly hidden as you believe it was intended? Sometimes I have found one pretty much in the open but with signs that it had been covered. Also, the weekend of the campground bashe in Sebago, I found one near a canal that was inside a drilled hole in a stump. It fell out when I moved the stump. There was a stick next to it that I am sure was intended as a plug as it was hand made and fit perfectly. I hate to put things back as I think they should be when in fact they were meant to be easy to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darterkitfox View Post
    On a similar note, (sort of), what does anyone do when you find a cache that you believe isn't exactly hidden as you believe it was intended?
    Sometimes looking at the hint will give you a clue. The rating may help to, if it's a 1 or a 1.5 hide, it should be visible from an easy angle. When all else fails, email the owner and explain how you hid it and they can repair it if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darterkitfox View Post
    On a similar note, (sort of), what does anyone do when you find a cache that you believe isn't exactly hidden as you believe it was intended? Sometimes I have found one pretty much in the open but with signs that it had been covered. Also, the weekend of the campground bashe in Sebago, I found one near a canal that was inside a drilled hole in a stump. It fell out when I moved the stump. There was a stick next to it that I am sure was intended as a plug as it was hand made and fit perfectly. I hate to put things back as I think they should be when in fact they were meant to be easy to find.
    I didn't do that cache - but I heard about it. You were correct - the stick was supposed to cover the cache. Sorry you didn't make it to the event...you were so close.

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