When loggers were loading a log of a chestnut oak tree onto a truck, they noticed something odd wedged inside: a mummified remain of a dog!
The year was approximately 1960 when the dog ran into a hole at the bottom of a tree and shimmied 28 feet up. “He’s a hunting dog, so we assumed that he was chasing something in the tree,” Bertha Sue Dixon, who runs a museum called Southern Forest World, told Newsweek. (Southern Forest World is where the dog now resides.)
But as the tree narrowed, the dog became stuck. He never caught his prey and no one pulled him out. Unable to escape, he remained in the accidental trap and perished.
Twenty years later, loggers found the immobile canine. Instead of pulping the log, they donated it whole to Southern Forest World.
Naturally, they named the dog "Stuckie."
(Photo: Scott Beahan/Shutterly Perfect Portraiture) – via ATI