In 1980, cutters were doing their work in the forest when they found the dog dead, not rotting or decomposing;
Newsweek: Woodcutters decided to introduce the trunk of the tree and inside the dog to the Southern Forest World Museum of Natural Life in Georgia. This was the beginning of the story of an oak dog known in the museum as Stoke.
Newsweek wonders: Why did Stokie stay in the trunk of the tree for 60 years, without rotting or decomposing? How did the dry tree keep the dog?
The question is answered by the anthropologist at the University of West Florida, Christina Kilgrove, who studies decomposition in humans.
"When a human or an animal dies, the body swells and decomposes. Microorganisms, microbes, microbes, insects and other animals eat the remains of the body, but this does not happen with the dog Stoky, because the oak tree contains tannin, Moisture, and used in the tanning of leather for the manufacture of shoes and bags and the fight against tooth decay, this article in the tree, absorbed moisture from the body of the dog; stopped the microbial activity; thus prevented decomposition and rot of the body, and helped to mummify .. Also put the dog at the top of the tree did not allow the smell of the tree Where the air enters N hole down the tree, and climb to the top; did not smell the smell of animals, and remained in place for 60 years. "
Now Stokey has become one of the highlights of the Natural Forest World Museum of Natural Life, a testament to a scientific discovery that may open the way to the secrets of embalming and preserving corpses.