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cache type Scajaquada Creek #2 AKA The Gator and the Rat cache size

This cache has been retired.
Please do not look for this cache.

by WhiteUrkel
(Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 56.079'   W 078° 53.535'
Buffalo,   New York   14207
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 25 Feb 2005
Waypoint (Landmark): N017D4
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps gps half gps (moderate)

Misc: No drinking water! There are restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!


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The cache is located in the vicinity of where a thoughtless pet owner set his four foot long, 80 pound American Alligator free along Scajaquada Creek in June 2001.

The Gator, which was first spotted on June 23, 2001, terrorized local residents and evaded capture for five days, despite the best efforts of City Animal control workers, who set chicken-baited traps all up and down the creek.

To complicate matters, Trappers reported being Spit on, and having debris hurled at them by curious onlookers throughout the five day ordeal.

The Gator was captured only on the fifth day, after he was distracted by a rat swimming in the creek, and a dog snare was looped around his neck.

Apparently the Gator was read his Miranda Rights after aprehension, and excercised his "right to remain silent", because the disinterested pet owner was never found.

You can read all about the story at this website from ESPN Outdoors Gotham gator caught in Buffalo, N.Y. creek

Park in the parking lot of a large plaza at Grant and Amherst Streets. Here you can rent a movie, enjoy a Whopper, Super Mighty, delicious food from the Carry-Out Cafe, or my personal favorite, a six pack of Natural Light to go. At the south end of the parking lot, you can acess a paved bike trail that runs along Scajaquada Creek, from Delaware Park to Niagara Street.

The terrain is rated 2.5 stars for a reason; be careful with the kiddies on this one. The cache is a small Tupperware container, large enough for only a few small trade items, and can accomodate some smaller Travel Bugs.

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Note 26 Mar 2006 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Wow, eight Navicache finds, not bad. I was convinced this thing was a goner with no geocaching.com finds in 2.5 months, but it was still there, just tampered with slightly, still in the original spot, but uncovered. Moved about 15 feet, upgrading coords. Not much of a move, but feel free to log the re-find if you're in the neighborhood sometime.

I found it! 10 Dec 2005 by  gof1  (Finds: 34  Score: 122.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Thanks for another great hide.
No sighn of the beavers this morning.
Did see the tell tale pointy stumps.

I found it! 18 Jun 2005 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very creepy area where the cache is hidden, and also many skeeters. Took a whistle key-chain, left a fossil-doc shark tooth. Very nice job, TWU.


[Modified 2005-07-15 12:45:11]

I found it! 29 Apr 2005 by  Cayuga Crew  (Finds: 79  Score: 296.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Another find while working on the Sherlock Holmes #3 cache. The alligator may be gone but it appears there are a few big tooth beavers stil lurking in the area.

I found it! 09 Apr 2005 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Logging my find here. Didn't know a bike path went through this area. TNLNSL.

Note 19 Mar 2005 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

MrMom and I had fun finding this one. Great area. Thanks for the cache!

I found it! 05 Mar 2005 by  Exit Mundi  (Finds: 26  Score: 97)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 17)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Liked this cache a whole lot. Was a very easy cache with a good hiding spot. Remote little area between the Expressway and Amherst Street.


~Team Exit Mundi~
[Modified 2005-07-02 21:24:45]

I found it! 03 Mar 2005 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

FTL on Navicache!! Another hide by the Great one himself! Snow was a bit deep, but of course I coudn't let that stop me. No alligators spotted.

I found it! 26 Feb 2005 by  Mr_Z  (Finds: 85  Score: 308.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

One of two night cacges today.


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