Status Update (1)
I feel like I had the ultimate pet weekend, so happy. I got a Scourged Whelpling (rare) AND a Minfernal (poor). No camping, I just flew over and there was the paw! I don't know if I was just lucky, or if they changed something with those two pets timers. Anyway, I also fished up a Mr Pinchy for the first time ever and was able to get the Magical Crawdad. Currently working on the Kirin Tor Familiar (2 books to go). Also working on the Gold Mini Jouster, and Pebble.
Additional Comments by Date (7)
I have yet to see this Lost in the Deep daily, and I've been checking over a month. So frustrating, especially if we need to complete it ten times to get the achievement and the pet.
*edit: I submitted a ticket. Not sure if it will help but I at least would like to know if it still exists in the game.
I didn't know about this pet until the rare warning came up for Jadefang, and I looked up information about it after wandering the Crumbling Depths Caves in vain. By the time I figured out how to get up into that alcove (I used the bomb method), Jadefang was gone (killed I guess). So I simply logged there and checked back the next morning and there she was! The pet was a drop after killing Jadefang.
Similar to another poster's experience below, I fished this up on my 47th attempt today. The pet was what I got on the first wish. The second wish was a giant irate Mr Pinchy trying to kill me. Not sure what the third wish will bring yet. The timer on the wish is 4 hours.
Little late in posting this, but I was able to get this last Saturday morning on an alt on the Skywall server. Was flying my own mount over from Mt Hyjal and saw a paw on my minimap. Figured it was a rat, but was shocked that it was a Minfernal. It was not inside the little pools, it was all by itself sort of closer to the mountain. There were several people in the area, but they were all hovering low near the little pools. It's a poor quality but my search is over!
Just got a rare one. I wasn't trying for a rare on this one, just any! I never see those paws on the ground for this pet, but tonight I flew over on a whim and there were 4 paws. The first one was a rare. No idea about the others but I announced it on trade channel for others. Not sure why there were so many out but they were definitely there today on my server.
After reading some of the comments, I made sure to level my team a bit before going after this pet (I engaged with two level 24's and a 23). There were no others on my server looking for this pet, surprisingly. Mine spawned just outside the burning trees, but I was hovering high enough with my minimap zoomed all the way out that I saw the green paw. I lucked out that it was a rare. They are pro's at healing themselves over and over, so be prepared for a fight.
I used Jendiah's advice below today and it worked like a charm. Thank you! I picked one area and once it started snowing (took a few hours for me), I stuck to that one area and the spawn was consistent. It snowed for quite awhile, long enough for me to get a common, and then check a good twenty or so until I got a rare. There was no one else in the area, or I would have stopped with the common. Anyway, good luck on your fox hunting. :-)