Thursday, 31 May 2007

My Fabulous Gadget


A friend sent me this in the post today: in brief it's a coin connected to a cork, and I'll be able to carry it with me when I'm tracking to show the scale of any prints or scat, even if they're pretty inaccessible. How brilliant is that?
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If you want to make your own, superglue two 2p coins together and bore a hole through both. Attach a good length of nylon thread, and tie the other end round the neck of a mushroom-shaped cork. In transit (in your pocket) the thread is wound round the cork and the coin fitted into a slot cut in the head of the cork. Genius.
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I've also updated my links to show where you can buy mink raft kits. Got one on order, which I intend to use for tracking purposes.

2 comments:

Dave said...

I was pretty unwilling to fork out on the materials for a raft so was quite pleased at the idea of cannibalising our bike shed. It has two four-by-two doors which are just the right size. Unfortunately they’re 10mm thick and double the weight of the contraption.

Mink rafts are big – take care when you launch it.

I’ll have a go at the corky thing though – we always seem to have loads of those around the house!

Kate said...

I suspect handling mink rafts is a two-man job. But I really want a go with one!