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Dan Q: Clearly somebody doesn't want this geocache here because both the original and the replacement containers have been quite-obviously-deliberately buried under a block of concrete: that's some seriously-dedicated muggling! I've removed everything I can of the cache container and its assembly (unfortunately some remains under the concrete and I'd need a crane to lift it!).

Wild Wolf Three's and Long Lost Zoo are still viable nearby caches if you're looking for some local history as you explore.

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Oxford's Wild Wolf Two

A cache by Dan Q Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/26/2018
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


This geocache is also described at geo.danq.me/wolf2.

For a brief period during the 1930s, Kidlington was home to Oxford Zoo, a local attraction celebrated by an earlier geocache. Among the zoo’s exhibits in its later years were three Siberian wolves, which were housed in an enclosure at the far end of the site. In January 1937 the wolves escaped, briefly causing chaos in the village and the surrounding area.

 

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Wild wolves in Oxfordshire were driven to extinction in the 16th century, but made a tiny comeback for a few days in the 1930s.

This cache is one of a series of three – one for each escaped wolf – following in the pawsteps of the escapees. While the research behind their escapes is genuine, some liberties have had to be taken with the locations in order to ensure that the caches could be appropriately-placed: don’t take the locations of the caches in this series as actual locations of 1937 wolf sightings – they’re meant to be representative, not exact!

The second wolf made its way to Hampton Poyle where it harassed the livestock at a farm before being chased back towards Kidlington. You’re looking for a small container suitable for swaps and trackables on the smaller side: the laminated card within has more information on this escaped wolf.

Please cross the nearby road carefully; use the crossing identified in the waypoints and note that there is no footpath (only a grassy verge) along this side of the road.

Congratulations to Beechtrees for the FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng gur ehfgrq cbyr, chyy gur punva.

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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