Cow pats!

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Cow pats!

Post by Easylife » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:28 pm

We have all been there, detecting on pasture with very few targets. So why are they more often than not under fresh cow pats, and do you dig them? :D


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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Kefyn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:47 pm

Always! :)

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Keef the Frog » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:50 pm

Can't be that bad surely ?
I was on the beach at Pakefield quite some years back & a "black plastic bag" was in my way so I moved it.
T'wasn't a bag, was the skin of a dead porpoise & in moving it I released various gases & juices that got onto my hands. Didn't matter what I did, I smelt of rotting porpoise for the rest of the day & this was pre-lunchtime :-&
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Re: Cow pats!

Post by jeap » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:07 pm

Keef the Frog wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Can't be that bad surely ?
I was on the beach at Pakefield quite some years back & a "black plastic bag" was in my way so I moved it.
T'wasn't a bag, was the skin of a dead porpoise & in moving it I released various gases & juices that got onto my hands. Didn't matter what I did, I smelt of rotting porpoise for the rest of the day & this was pre-lunchtime :-&
Mrs Keef wasn't keen on collecting the bones for display porpoises =))
Cowpats = prairie flowers !

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That's grim.

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Garry Corbett » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:18 pm

There isnt anything under the cow pat its the mineralisation that causes the detector to go off dont dig it all you will get is shit lol ( smelly as well )

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Saki » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:20 pm

Sheep, Horse, Cow, pats, don't bother me, BUT
fox, badger, cat, dog and human, really bothers me.
But I think I would still dig them x;

Its not the digging, its the putting it back and stepping it down. Mmm
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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Batman » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:24 pm

Garry Corbett wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:18 pm
There isnt anything under the cow pat its the mineralisation that causes the detector to go off dont dig it all you will get is shit lol ( smelly as well )
I must admit i tend to agree but there can always be exceptions to the rule. :-/

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Keef the Frog » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:24 pm

jeap wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Keef the Frog wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Can't be that bad surely ?
I was on the beach at Pakefield quite some years back & a "black plastic bag" was in my way so I moved it.
T'wasn't a bag, was the skin of a dead porpoise & in moving it I released various gases & juices that got onto my hands. Didn't matter what I did, I smelt of rotting porpoise for the rest of the day & this was pre-lunchtime :-&
Mrs Keef wasn't keen on collecting the bones for display porpoises =))
Cowpats = prairie flowers !

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That's grim.
You're not wrong :))
Same evening on a forum, someone mentioned a bit of a whiff at Pakefield

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by DionAstro » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:46 pm

Saki wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Sheep, Horse, Cow, pats, don't bother me, BUT
fox, badger, cat, dog and human, really bothers me.
But I think I would still dig them x;

Its not the digging, its the putting it back and stepping it down. Mmm

If theres 2 or more of you, you can partake in an old english pastime, you take turns at whacking it with your shovel, whoever has the most freckles wins!

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Saki » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:52 pm

DionAstro wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:46 pm

If theres 2 or more of you, you can partake in an old english pastime, you take turns at whacking it with your shovel, whoever has the most freckles wins!
BRILLIANT DionAstro, I've just been caught for the 2nd time laughing out loud at my computer screen while on MDF. And heads are turning towards me in my office wondering.....
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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Twit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:26 pm

Yeah, they're OK man....

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by hairyharry » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:43 pm

I have had a real tiring and a poop day, and reading this post has really cheered me up, can't stop giggling to myself
So to all that have commented and for the op for putting it up
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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Koala » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:24 pm

I have dug many
Scrape it of the centre with the spade
Nine times out of ten it moves.
Most of the time it's a bit of foil
If it doesn't move dig a hole and remove a piece of scrap
As far as I remember I haven't found anything better than a buckle.
I will keep trying as where there muck there's brass

Some fields every cow pat gives a signal. Normally a much softer sound on my machine. Must depend on what they are feed and salt licks and so on.

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Easylife » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:49 pm

The mineralization response is noticeably different to the beep beep of a real target. Maybe some of the surface foil gets eaten with the grass and comes out the other end. I usually just can't be bothered to dig them especially the real fresh piles, the treasure can stay there. :-& :)) :))
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Re: Cow pats!

Post by leslie(nova scotia) » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:03 pm

Well me bouy "Sh%t happens" and we dig them all. Mobile manure makers in the extreme!

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Jimtom » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:03 pm

Ha ha x; I was thinking about this very subject today! I was thinking ...
"I don't need a bl**dy detector, I'll just dig under every bl**dy pile of sheep sh*t" x;

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by Monkeyman101 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:54 pm

Where there's much there's .............................. x;
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Re: Cow pats!

Post by stevieB » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:16 pm

You can tell when it's just the cow pat giving a signal if you look at numbers 20-30. I've only had one decent signal over a pat and it was a bullhead sixpence. Numbers refer to a Deus BTW.

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by jag » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:41 am

Great replies there.
Years ago when summers were long and hot and all that, my mates and I would attach a long rope to a board and the other end to an old car then tow each other round the field. I will never forget a girl who was wearing a white tee shirt on the board which went right through a fresh cow pat. It (the cow pat) got scooped up and landed right on her chest. Happy days.
I apologize if this is off topic so to get back on (topic not board) I rarely dig under cow pats as they almost always give a signal and I go detecting to get away from the s**t, not back in it.

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Re: Cow pats!

Post by fred » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:11 am

The best prize that I ever won at a rally was a CScope 1220B. I found it at the very end of the day after everybody and their brother must have walked all over it (well more likely around it :D ). How they ever persuaded the cow to dump such a huge wet poo in exactly that location remains a mystery to me to this day. ::g

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