HugeDinghy

Ever hear of “stuckie”?

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story is, down Georgia in the 50's a dog chased a coon up in a hollowed out tree...sometime in the 80's loggers found it and sold it to some sort of road side attraction thing....

 

I pulled that from field and streams FB page if anyone wants to go dig up more details...pretty cool (if true).

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A sign explains that Stuckie was discovered in 1980 on a lumber truck after a chestnut oak had been cut into logs. Rather than send the dog to the pulp mill, the loggers donated it to Forest World. Stuckie's remarkable preservation -- mummified for an estimated 20 years when it was discovered -- is described matter-of-factly by an accompanying sign:

Stuckie the Mummified Dog.

"A chimney effect occurred in the hollow tree, resulting in an upward draft of air. This caused the scent of the dead animal to be carried away, which otherwise would have attracted insects and other organisms that feed on dead animals. The hollow tree also provided relatively dry conditions, and the tannic acid of the oak helped harden the animal's skin."

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