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Team VS has 4 geokids under 12 in it. They love swaps and for them it’s all part of the fun. Unfortunately, most caches with swaps usually have very dodgy ones! Rusty bits and pieces, sweets, broken things and my 2 most hated to date – a lighter (which i removed even tho I didn’t have the kids with me) and a fish hook. We found a cache this morning with that little delight in, which we discovered when my 6 year old (who had found the cache) opened it, liked the look of the fish and got it stuck in her finger. I was only 2ft away but couldn’t see thru her head into the box! I read down thru the logs when I got home. It seems the cache had a run in with some fisherman in April. It’s had 14 finds since then, many with kids and not one of those finders thought to remove it. I shouldn’t have to scroll thru a dozen + logs to discover that someone knows there’s a fish hook in there, especially when I can honestly say that if I came across it, even without kids, I would have removed it.

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