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#07 Dexter

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Hidden : 05/14/2017
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


About this series:

This series of caches is based upon the life and work of dairy farmers Mark & Pen DeLogg on the Lincolnshire Fens. As well clues to solving the puzzle on each cache page will be a fact about cows and their behaviour, as well as information about particular breeds of cattle around the British Isles and the world.

  • The cache is not hidden at the published coordinates.
  • Steep drops and water may be encounted at some GZs, keep the little ones safe.
  • No animals were encountered when the caches were placed.
  • The cache size was made as large as possible according to the hiding place, varying from magnetic nanos to regular size boxes
  • You may need to provide your own TOTT i.e tweezers
  • Please park sensibly, safely, and considerably.
  • The D/T ratings concern the difficulty to both the puzzle and hides.

 

Other caches in this series:

#1 Holstein | #2 Limousin | #3 Guernsey | #4 Charolais | #5 Highland | #6 Galloway | #7 Dexter
#8 Belted Galloway | #9 Lincoln Red | #10 Jersey | #11 Shorthorn | #12 Hereford | #13 Gloucester
#14 Aberdeen Angus | #15 Belgian Blue | #16 White Park | #17 Blonde d'Aquitane | #18 South Devon
#19 Aryshire | #20 Brown Swiss | #21 Simmental | #22 Gelbvieh | #23 Fleckvieh | #24 Piedmontese
#25 Normande | #26 North Devon | #27 Sussex | #28 Welsh Black | #29 Luing | #30 Chillingham
#31 Irish Moiled | #32 English Longhorn | #33 Deoni | #34 Ankole Watusi | #35 Murray Grey
#36 Brahman | #37 Icelandic

Cow Fact:

The gestation period for a cow is 274 days, which is similar to humans.

About Dexter CattleDexter:
Dexter cattle are a breed of miniature cattle originating in Ireland which it was brought to England in 1882. The smallest of the European cattle breeds; they are about half the size of a traditional Hereford and about one third the size of a Friesian milking cow. A rare breed until recently, but are now considered to be recovering.
The breed virtually disappeared in Ireland, but was still maintained as a pure breed in a number of small herds in England and also in the US. Considering their small size, the body is wide and deep with well-rounded hindquarters. Dexters come in 3 colours, black, red, and dun (brown). Dexters should have no white markings except for some very minor white markings on the belly/udder behind the navel and some white hairs in the tail switch. While many Dexters are naturally hornless (polled), many have horns that are rather small and thick and grow outward with a forward curve on the male and upward on the female. The breed is suitable for beef or milk production, although individual herd owners often concentrated on growing either one or the other.

 

Now for the puzzle:

Mark DeLogg was doing the farm accounts one day in the farm office. The Tax man was waiting for his returns.

The office window looked out onto the hillside where the cows were grazing.

Normally the cows grazed haphazardly but to his astonishment the cows seemed to be grazing patterns in the hillside. He’d never seen this before and reached for his mobile phone to make a video.

To his disappointment he’d left it in the cowshed after this mornings milking. He rushed out to get it, when he returned the picture on the hillside was amazing. 

Can you replicate what he saw?

Puzzle
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Terl obk

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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