DOG FOUND IN TREE 40 YEARS LATER
A mummified hound dog has been found inside a tree trunk after dying when he got stuck chasing a raccoon. This happened over 40 year ago. The hunting dog was first discovered in 1999 by loggers for the Kraft (not mac and cheese) Corporation, who were cutting down oak trees in Georgia. The dog, whose name is Stuckie, is now the main attraction at the Forest World tree museum (yes, that exists).
HOW DID STUCKIE GET MUMMIFIED?
You might be wondering how his body was preserved in that tree for so long. Seems that his body was mummified instead of naturally decomposing because of aid. Let me explain, apparently there was an updraft of air in the hollow section of the log which carried his scent up and out the top of the tree. The insects and other predators who would have taken to that easy meal were not attracted.
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STUCKIE HAS A REAL NAME, WE JUST DON’T KNOW IT
It is believed that he had been in the log for at around 40 years when he was found, indicating that he probably got trapped at some point in the early 1960s. Stuckie was given his new name in 2002 after the museum ran a naming competition. The second and third place names were: Dogwood and Chipper. The winner of the competition said she thought of the name after being reminded of the similarity between the dog being stuck in the log and a candy called “pecan logs” sold at the local Stuckey’s convenience stores.
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Therefore Forest World Museum changed the name to “Stuckie” to avoid trademark infringement, reports Roadside America. Experts believe the dog was chasing a small animal, quite possibly a raccoon, up inside the tree truck, mummified. He had managed to climb approximately 28 feet before getting stuck.