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Forget the right thing to do, what's the best worst thing to release as a Travel bug?

 

I'd even be interested in hearing about TBs you have actually come across.

 

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That does remind me of the guy who (seriously) released a fake hand grenade as a TB.

 

I'm thinking about releasing some burnout light bulb Tbs. Standard GE household bulbs of course.

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Hamsters do better as trade items than as travel bugs.

 

I learned they can chew through the chain.

 

Once a trackable has lost its tag, it's just swag.

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I'd even be interested in hearing about TBs you have actually come across.

The worst one we ever picked up was WANAWUT. It's a scrap of some type of real animal fur. My co-crab had a severe allergic reaction to it almost as soon as we opened the ziplock. (The cachers that had it right before us also had the a similar thing happen.)

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Forget the right thing to do, what's the best worst thing to release as a Travel bug?

 

 

The tag with nothing attached. I've seen it about 5 times. A classic newbie blunder. :(

 

And to make it even worse, they could not name it, and just go with the default "Travel Bug Dog Tag". Seen that twice, I believe :laughing:

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Large items that get soaked.

 

I found a smelly stuffed toy animal (not a real hamster).

It had accumulated water like a sponge.

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A rubber doggy doo TB

The other worst one is super sized TB's I ended up with a 10 pin bowling lball TB at a GC meeting once

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My camoed pink flamingo made it to two or three caches in Maine, and a few events before it disappeared at an event in New Hampshire.

 

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Our parakeets were obviously too nice. Though they did make it to their first goals.

 

Oh, well.

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Forget the right thing to do, what's the best worst thing to release as a Travel bug?

 

 

The tag with nothing attached. I've seen it about 5 times. A classic newbie blunder. :unsure:

 

And to make it even worse, they could not name it, and just go with the default "Travel Bug Dog Tag". Seen that twice, I believe :D

 

I got one of these this weekend. Nothing attached and no name, "Travel Bug Dog Tag". It had been sitting there for three months, so I thought I would help it along. :lol:

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I once took snoogans advice and drilled a hole in a $100 bill. Then I attached a tag saying "move me". It didn't last long.

 

You had to use a drill? ;)B)

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I once took snoogans advice and drilled a hole in a $100 bill. Then I attached a tag saying "move me". It didn't last long.

 

You had to use a drill? :unsure::P

 

Well, it was cold, hard cash. :P

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before it disappeared at an event in New Hampshire.

 

LOL....that wasn't the problem I was expecting!! :laughing:

 

How many green flamingos are there out there? It was just too enticing!!

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My camoed pink flamingo made it to two or three caches in Maine, and a few events before it disappeared at an event in New Hampshire.

 

I believe I am about to get revenge for you, Harry. We are going to release a pair of pink flamingo lawn ornaments on Sunday. Their mission is to travel to FRONT YARD caches. Also in the instructions is an invitation to add more flamingos to the flock at will. [insert maniacal laughter here]

 

Let the fun begin!

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I found one that was an old pig skull! Yuck!

 

Needless to say, I decided not to pick it up and move it.

 

Ah, that would be an A-1 TB for geocaching dogs, I assure you. (At least for the farm dogs I know) :D

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Forget the right thing to do, what's the best worst thing to release as a Travel bug?

 

I'd even be interested in hearing about TBs you have actually come across.

 

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That does remind me of the guy who (seriously) released a fake hand grenade as a TB.

 

I'm thinking about releasing some burnout light bulb Tbs. Standard GE household bulbs of course.

 

Anything that gets moldy and stinky, kind of like old geocachers. :D

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I have seen a 16 pund bowling ball.

 

Anything cute has a very short life span.

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I once took snoogans advice and drilled a hole in a $100 bill. Then I attached a tag saying "move me". It didn't last long.

Tag! I didn't see any tag! :D

 

I tried to drill through a Klondike bar to attach a tag once. The filings were so good, I ate the traveler too.

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I found one that was an old pig skull! Yuck!

 

Needless to say, I decided not to pick it up and move it.

 

Wow. What a missed opportunity. You could have brought it home and sat the +3 down and said' "this is an example of how not to use your head."

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My camoed pink flamingo made it to two or three caches in Maine, and a few events before it disappeared at an event in New Hampshire.

 

I believe I am about to get revenge for you, Harry. We are going to release a pair of pink flamingo lawn ornaments on Sunday. Their mission is to travel to FRONT YARD caches. Also in the instructions is an invitation to add more flamingos to the flock at will. [insert maniacal laughter here]

 

Let the fun begin!

 

If it makes it to the Houston area, I bet it gets some friends to travel with it. Flamingos are how our group recognize each other at big events. Everyone has a set for their camp.

 

Here's my camp:

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I believe Cherokeecachers started the custom, but it's all over S.E. Tx. now...

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Anything cute has a very short life span.

And disgustingly ugly bugs can last a while -- our ickiest-looking bug is one of our more successful ones. Three and half years so far and still on the move.

 

Every time I look at the picture on the TB page I think "What a gross-looking bug!" :D

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I can't believe cachers who release those cute figurines made out of resin. My son came across a broken one. He got in touch with the owner who proceeded to send a replica of the same figurine (unbelievable).

Well, we came across it again and guess what . . . It was broke again.

 

Ceramic is bad, also!

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Found the top of a set of dentures named "What's Left of Grandpa". Kinda gross, the mission was to tarvel the world since grandpa never had a chance.

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I almost won a 16 pound bowling ball at our local GC event. Other than that , a realistic looking(but fake) snake would be pretty funny

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Anything too large to easily fit into a medium sized cache.

 

I'll move bugs that easily fit into my hand ( as in wrap my hand around it), but I won't move bugs with some big toy attached, as they are too hard to find caches for.

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