If you want, go back and see Missing Taco Pterodactyl?
On December 31th, this geo-cacher said "good-bye" to my little Taco Pterodactyl and dropped him off at "Want a Steak, Want a Shake, or will you get Gas?".
On January 5, a log on this cache says, "Nice cache no trackable inside tho".
I contacted all the people who had logged visits to that cache between the time Taco entered the cache and the time he was reported missing. I got answers from 4 out of the 6 saying they had not seen the poor little guy. The other 2 never answered.
I had no choice but to consider Taco MIA.
But, then ... he popped up briefly in February on the geocaching radar with a "discovered it" log on his web page.
"We´ve seen this TB on my first nice event in Florida the FFF X. Thank you for sharing. Kind regards from Germany says Purzelmännchen and merlin3468"That was at least encouraging, but with no location, he was still technically missing.
Finally, toward the end of March, someone found him and properly picked him up.
"I found Taco the Pterodactyl on the ground while searching for the cache "What's that doing there?" (GC4E8Y1)Since then, two separate geocachers have been logging visits and dropping him into Florida Geocachers. Taco is officially back in the game. He is currently sitting in a cache called The Geo-Mazing Race: Olympics - Wrestling. Hopefully the next person to pick him up will probably log him and keep him moving.
Not sure how long poor Taco sat there on the cold, wet ground alone as he was never logged out of his previous cache. I will be sure to move him along."
Taco is my second oldest travel bug, and until recently, the oldest one still surviving. He has traveled a total of 11,277 miles. He has gone across the United States. See his map here: http://www.geocaching.com/track/map_gm.aspx?ID=3060405.
Just for some perspective, my second most traveled bug has gone only 2,450 miles. Although, Search & Rescue is in another country (Quebec Canada), and has been active pretty recently. That is also pretty cool.
Anyway ... I thought I would let you know that Taco is not lost anymore. I'm sure you are thrilled to know it.