Petrified dog dubbed "Stuckie" in naming contest

A popular exhibit at Waycross, GA's Southern Forest World, a dog that died and became petrified while stuck in a hollow tree, finally has a name. The museum conducted a contest in which anyone could suggest a name for the dog. The winning entry -- "Stuckie" -- was submitted by petrified dog fans in Florida. Stuckie was discovered inside a tree near the Alabama-Georgia state line in the early 1980s by loggers and donated to the museum. The museum surmised "Stuckie" had been hunting in the 1960s and chased a critter up into the tree, where he became wedged and eerily preserved.

[10/26/2002]

Southern Forest World

Address:
1440 N. Augusta Ave., Waycross, GA
Directions:
Southern Forest World. On the east side of N. Augusta Ave. just south of Cherokee St.
Hours:
T-Sa 9-2 (Call to verify)
Phone:
912-285-4056
Admission:
Adults $5.00
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