Caution: Sensitive viewers might find the below image disturbing. There is not much that can catch a lumberjack off guard, and if you’ve been in the business for a while, you get used to seeing all kinds of crazy things. Horrendous wounds, getting captured in out of control fires, discovering slugs within a tree, and even intermittent Bigfoot sitings are largely simply part of the activity.
However, it appears that each now and again, there are unquestionably still shocks to be had. Nothing represents this superior to the account of when a gathering of lumberjacks from the Georgia Kraft Corporation remove the highest point of a chestnut oak tree and found an embalmed puppy gazing back at them. We’d will wager nobody at any point expected that.Inside the base of the tree was a darker and white chasing hound that specialists say had been there for more than 20 years.
Every one of that was left now was the dried, preserved stays of the poor pooch, presented in a position that reveals an eerie insight into what the most recent couple of minutes of his life probably resembled.His new home is now in the Southern Forest World Museum in Waycross, Georgia, where they have him on display as a tourist attraction. In an interview with Newsweek, owner of the museum, Bertha Sue Dixon, elaborated on the story. Evidently, everything started in 1960 when the pooch crept into a gap at the base of the tree and shimmied his way around 28 feet up. “He’s a chasing hound, so we accepted that he was pursuing something in the tree,” Dixon said.However, as he proceeded upwards, the section progressed toward becoming smaller and smaller until in the long run, he inadvertently stalled out.
The lumberjacks discovered him 20 years after the fact, and keeping in mind that they could have quite recently transformed him into sawdust, they rather chose to give the puppy, tree and all, toward the Southern Forest World. His precarious situation has earned him the nickname “Stuckie”. He is now the museum’s top attraction. Every day, tourists from all over pass by to observe him through his glass display case, pawing for freedom that will never come.The real question, however, is how did Stuckie remain preserved for so long? Certainly, he isn’t anything like the Egyptian mummies that we have all heard of, carefully embalmed and wrapped in cloth. According to Kristina Killgrove, a biological anthropologist from the University of West Florida, the conditions inside the tree did all the work. Normally, when animals and people die, the microorganisms inside the gut start taking over the body. Then, as the body begins to decay, bacteria, fungi, insects and other animals come to eat the remains. However, Stuckie experienced none of that.