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||Posted: Aug. 20 2005,12:27 pm
Thank you enigma1500 for bringing this to our attention and Quinn is right, if you place a cache on private property get the owners permission!
Also, while this is not always possible when (when placing micros) always mark the outside of your containers when possible ESPECIALLY when using retired ammo-cans. We just received an email this morning from The Cheif of Emergency Services in Denton, Texas. Appears someone placed a cache in his area which prompted the dispatch of two police officers, a fire truck, bomb squad and robot to open the container only to find it was a cache. Retired ammo-cans are popular cache containers for the same reason they are popular with campers and hikers... they are weather proof. If you are hoing to use them, please be sure to paint over the military markings and mark the container to identify it as a cache. We offer stickers for this very purpose to help preveny panic when found by unsuspecting passer-by.
Now I have searched our database and this particular cache does not appear to be listed with us, but I still want to mention this as while it should be common sense when placing a cache, it seems sometimes some tend to forget the obvious.
By the way if you had a cache in the Denton area and this location sounds familiar
city of North Lake on Sam Lee Lane, approximately 1/4 mile East of I-35W on the south side of the road, under a tree.
You may want to consider retiring the listing where ever you had it
Edited by PC Medic on Aug. 20 2005,12:29 pm