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    An interesting observation today while out doing some cache maintenance before winter. When hubby was on oral chemo, we had some very cool larger pill containers. I used a number of them for caches. Painted the tops and camo taped the sides. They have been very reliable.

    The OR Tract container had been in place since 3/14/2007. It is smaller (in comparison to some) and has never, to my knowledge, had food in it. I have checked it every year. Well, today I discovered some critter thought it might be nice to get into it. They had chewed the cover so there was just a rim and top in one place. There was nothing in the bottle to make them chew - wondering if someone had something on their fingers and the residue smelled appealing?

    Here is a photo. Guess I am lucky it didn't get carried off. EMSDanel knows that can happen with Geocoins (as by a stroke of luck he recovered one near an animals den, which was near a cache location of his that kept being muggled by an animal).

    I had another container in the car so I just replaced it. Much easier to do this fall than in the snow of winter.

    Cache on - cache happy!

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    This has been a horrible year for finding items chewed on. Some critter crawled four feet into my pool vacuum hose.....and decided it was easier to chew a 2inch hole to exit. Another one chewed a hole right in the middle of my 9 yr. old cloth Grill cover.
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelcache View Post
    This has been a horrible year for finding items chewed on. Some critter crawled four feet into my pool vacuum hose.....and decided it was easier to chew a 2inch hole to exit. Another one chewed a hole right in the middle of my 9 yr. old cloth Grill cover.
    Urghhh - I hope this isn't telling us something about what this winter will be................ Maybe the critter was just hunting for a home.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Urghhh - I hope this isn't telling us something about what this winter will be................ Maybe the critter was just hunting for a home.........
    heh, personally I'm putting my kayak in the storage unit this winter so it doesn't become a nest...
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357 View Post
    heh, personally I'm putting my kayak in the storage unit this winter so it doesn't become a nest...
    Oh yeah - now, I know the track record and that makes sense. There is a great tool - called moth balls! EMSDanel went to that technique after I suggested it and cured his invaders!

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    I was the last to find that one but it was the 14th. It hadn't been chewed on that day. Trying to remember, I think I had eaten a couple of peanut butter cups while in the car that very well could be my fault. Sorry...
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterson of the universe View Post
    I was the last to find that one but it was the 14th. It hadn't been chewed on that day. Trying to remember, I think I had eaten a couple of peanut butter cups while in the car that very well could be my fault. Sorry...
    Oh geesh, not a problem - but that might have been it. LOL I actually thought it was really funny!

    Beware of Peanut Butter on thine fingers - as the sticky may attract a few nut collectors!

    Don't cha' worry - the new container will hold more coins LOL!

    So now we have hand washing for H1N1 and also cache container scenting for nut collectors LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Oh yeah - .... There is a great tool - called moth balls! .....
    They make them in Lavender scented packets too!!! Great for indoor applications.
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

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    There was at least one out on th SMR that had been eaten. Half on the canister was missing. I blamed the mosquitoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Oh yeah - now, I know the track record and that makes sense. There is a great tool - called moth balls! EMSDanel went to that technique after I suggested it and cured his invaders!
    I started using moth balls after my summer car smelled like dead mice after I got it out of storage. (There were mouse nests on top of the engine too, good for fires.)

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