Lost Wedding Ring found due to Snake encounter.

from Batemans Bay (Australia)

Several months ago I was detecting on a local beach and a couple approached me to have a chat. During the conversation they told me that the husband had lost his wedding ring while clearing cuttings in their back yard. I told them about the Ring Finder service and gave them a business card. They agreed they would call me to set up a time to go and do a search.

As well as detecting I also volunteer for a local native wildlife group and specialise in rescuing and relocating venomous snakes. On Tuesday of this week I was called to an address to remove a Red-Bellied Black snake. On arrival I immediately recognized the couple and reminded them of my jewellery rescue service.

We made arrangements for me to come and do a search on the Thursday. On arrival the husband explained that he had been picking up cuttings from the ground and throwing them into an area near the fence. I explained to him that I would do a grid search, and that although he believed the ring had come off as he threw the clippings, I would start my search in the area where he had in fact picked them up.

This would have to be the quickest recovery I have ever done as far as the search is concerned, as the first target, after about 30 seconds, was his lost wedding ring.

He was amazed as the whole family had searched the area on hands and knees with no success. He explained to me that the ring was a unique, one of a kind and was irreplaceable. Needless to say he was delighted to have it back. I left him shaking his head over how quickly I found it.

The ring had been lost for about eight months, but it just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how long it’s been misplaced, if we can be shown the area, we can find it.



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4 Replies to “Lost Wedding Ring found due to Snake encounter.”

  1. Chris Turner says:

    Nice story and amazingly quick recovery! He looks like he’s in a little bit of shock in this picture! 30 seconds, that was fast and furious…So you relocate venomous snakes… that sounds like a reality show to me!
    Stay safe and way to go on your recovery!
    Best, Chris

    1. Bevan Badcott says:

      Thanks Chris,
      We have a great team of wildlife rescuers, and given that Australia has some of the most toxic venomous snakes it’s a necessary job. Yes it was a bit hard for him to believe I found the ring so quickly. I think that is the reason for their delay in contacting me, it’s a shame that a lot of people thing their lost item is gone forever.

  2. Quick… that’s for sure. You need a quick one to offset the others that take many hours.

    1. Bevan Badcott says:

      Thanks Larry, Yes indeed. I have had one ring thrown into a creek which resulted in an eight hour search.

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