Thinking it just another dog turd emerging from the melting snow (Whitehorse is awash in canine feces at this time of year), I at first ignored it. But dog crap is rarely rectangular, so I had another look.
And, hey, there was an iPod emerging from a block of ice.
It was frozen in the bottom layer of snow near Takhini School. The thing has obviously been there since early winter.
I pried it out of the ice (it was frozen solid), and brought it home to see if it still worked. The thing booted up right away and after a few minutes of charge was in full operating order. It even had the correct date.
So I’m impressed, that’s one hardy machine. Like some ice age caveman emerging from the depths of an ancient glacier, this iPod has thawed its way out of a block of months-old Yukon ice. The only difference is, the iPod has emerged alive.
I wiped the mud off and it’s not in bad shape. There are a few scratches and nicks, and some condensation under the glass over the screen, but otherwise it works fine.
Of course, there’s a name attached to the device, so it belongs to somebody.
I’ll give it a week I figure: if you lost an iPod near Takhini School in the Horse, drop me an email and tell me your name and the capacity of the iPod. If I don’t hear back, it’s finder’s keepers.