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Re:"Rascal" the mole-hunting, metal detecting dog &c.

January 23, 2021 03:55PM
Rascal, so named because when we got him from the Humane Society more than 12 years ago, he was about 6 months old and totally untrained and wild. He got into everything. No book, paper, or shoe, shirt or anything else was safe. For the first two weeks we had him, he was either in his crate or attached to my belt with a leash. Mostly he was attached to me while I went about my daily routine. He was afraid of lots of things and if a voice was raised he would collapse in a heap, limp and fearful of being beaten. He would not get up quickly, he was an abused dog without question. He quickly responded to gentle treatment and love, and he has been at my side, without the crate or leash on my belt. I don't leave him alone unless absolutely necessary, he is part of me and goes where I go.. even to Church, although he does have to stay in the car for that. Now he is calm, social and loves everyone. I have met many people and developed relationships because of him and his gentle disposition. When doing wildlife photography, I can take him with me. He is quiet in the field, never barking, and alerts me to opportunities because he hears, smells and sees things before I am aware they are present. I watch the Rascal, he knows. He doesn't require a leash except where government requires it, and I can let him loose and he will stay with me where ever we go. He often naps on a bed on our porch during warmer weather and we have seen deer come up to the porch while he is there. He looks at them, and they look at him, and everything is peaceful between them. He loves going detecting, and during the long summer evenings, he will come and let me know it's time to go..... and so we do most evenings. For me he is the perfect dog, given to me by God as a blessing and as a friend more loyal than any human. He also catches moles; his yearly best in his younger years was 49. He sticks his nose in the ground, sometimes clear to his ears, and pulls out a mole... But that's another story.

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For the Equinox I usually use 5 tones, usually the 11 inch coil. Most of my hunting is done in open field areas and I'm too impatient to use the 6" for very long unless forced by restrictive areas or super dense trash. The 15" is an excellent coil in fields but requires a slower sweep to perform optimally. When forced by EMI, I use single freq at whatever frequency seems to perform the best. Mostly that seems to be 15k. I take advantage of multi when it is workable. I do have a field (in a floodplain) that I hope to re-hunt this year in 50 tones to see if I can uncover any masked deep silver. There should be silver coins still there, at least a hundred years of activity. I have found silver jewelry but only a couple silver coins.
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Nice annual report, and my favorite photo is:

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Re:"Rascal" the mole-hunting, metal detecting dog &c.

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D&P-OR 347 January 23, 2021 10:30PM

Rascal and Rikki ... they sound a lot alike.

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