This dog went inside a hollow tree and never came back, 20 years later…

A mummy is a deceased human or an animal whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions.

While we only often see these creatures in movies or ancient stories, they sure do exist in real life too and some were even mummified in  an unexpected way.

Just like this dog who was believed to have been mummified for the past 20 years. Apparently, the dog ran up a hollow tree and got stuck somewhere in the middle—where he eventually died. The incident is believed to have happened in the 1960’s in Georgia. 20 years later, in 1980, loggers cut the tree and were shocked to find a dog running up the log, frozen in time.

The loggers, knowing that what they saw is a rare occurrence, they donated the tree to a roadside tree museum in Waycross, Georgia. According to Viral 4 Real, it was believed that the dog was chasing a raccoon that went inside the hollow tree. As the raccoon was small in size, it easily passed though the hollow tree which the dog failed to do.

Amazingly, it was mummified in a “running” position which suggests that even in his hast moment, he tried to escape the hollow tree.

Southern Forest World, the museum that took the mummified dog even held a contest to whoever could give the most appropriate name for the dog. The name that won was “Stuckie”.

Take a look at the full video of Stuckie below: