Waycross, Georgia: "Stuckie" the Petrified Dog

Discovered stuck and petrified in a tree, Stuckie is the highlight attraction at Southern Forest World. "See the mummified dog!"

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:
Tu-F 10 am - 4 pm, closed July 4th. (Call to verify)
Phone:
912-285-4056
Admission:
Adults $5, 4-17 $4, under 4 free.
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Stuckie. Stuckie the Petrified Dog

Stuckie is definitely worth a stop! The rest of the museum is nicely done, but unless you have a deep love of forestry, Stuckie is the main attraction. The staff at the museum were fantastic, and you can tell they're proud of Stuckie. They have a tiny gift shop, and who could pass up a Stuckie t-shirt? Not me!

[Jeanie, 12/28/2012]
Stuckie. Stuckie the Mummified Dog

It's worth a trip -- the museum operates on donations only and is well done (their hours were reduced due to the Economy). Just outside of Waycross Georgia. Go visit the Okefenokee Swamp and save an hour for Stuckie!

[Erik, 06/12/2011]
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.... [10/26/2002] Complete News Story

Southern Forest World - "See the mummified dog!"

Southern Forest World is a sleepy little run-down museum dedicated to educating people about the exciting world of southern forestry. It is deadly boring. However, hidden among the non-working animatronic talking tree and photos of the largest trees in Georgia, is the infamous mummified dog. This unfortunate animal once made the mistake of getting stuck inside a hollow tree and perishing there, and now is displayed for posterity inside a cross-section of log, between 2 sheets of plexiglass.

On all of Southern Forest World's advertising, the phrase "See the mummified dog!" appears, and, should you happen to glance at the guest book when you visit, you will see that most visitors, in the column labled "Reason for visit" have written something along the lines of "Heard about dog,","wanted to see dog", etc. The guide behind the desk told me "That's all anyone wants to see. I think it's SICK!"

[Katherine Bates, 09/19/2001]
Petrified Dog in a Tree

In Waycross, Georgia at the Southern Forest World, there is a petrified dog in a tree. Years ago the dog ran up a hollow tree, probably chasing an animal. It got stuck and died in the tree, perserved inside the tree. It is now on exhibit there.

[Rudy Barrington, 08/18/2000]

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