They Did Not Expect To Find This Horrifying Sight After Cutting Down A Tree

Published on 04/28/2021
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Have you ever woken up in the morning of a workday and wished that you were going on an adventure instead? We have all been there. It depends on the line of work you do, but some people are fortunate enough to do both things simultaneously. Truly, it depends on the kind of work that you do. It is also a matter of luck, in a way. You should consider yourself very blessed if you have a job that can be described as exciting. Not many people get to go on adventures while being paid for it! Anyway, the people at this logging company did not expect this to be the case that day. However, their discovery went on to change all of their lives forever… Not only that, but it also gave us a better understanding of the world!

They Did Not Expect This Turn Of Events

It was a normal day, which meant that this group of loggers had to cut down a certain number of trees to meet the quota. The power saws roared the entire day to meet the requirements set by the company that they worked for. As usual, they planned to give it everything that they had. While they were waiting for the power saws to warm up, they decided to halt their operations. Something was amiss.

They Did Not Expect This Turn Of Events

They Did Not Expect This Turn Of Events

It Was Just Another Day Of Work For Them

The weather was cloudy on that day, and they got to business as usual. The woodcutters worked for a company called Georgia Kraft Co. They did not expect anything unusual that day since there was no reason to think that way. Everything changed when the teeth of the power saw ground against one tree in particular. No one knew that this would be the start of an unforgettable experience for them. Even to this day, they look back at that moment with great fondness. It is not a secret that there are plenty of illogical things that happen in our daily lives. This story is a great way to show just how true this is.

It Was Just Another Day Of Work For Them

It Was Just Another Day Of Work For Them

There Was Nothing Unusual… At First

You are not going to find plenty of people who are enthusiastic about logging. In fact, many people frown upon this industry because it involves cutting down nice trees. Things are a little different in Jasper City since just about everyone was related to a person involved. This city is located in Pickens County, Georgia. It is a lovely place right beside huge mountains such as Bent Tree, The Sharp Mountain Preserve, and Big Canoe. Some people even call it “the first mountain city.”

There Was Nothing Unusual… At First

There Was Nothing Unusual… At First

About The City, They Were In

Jasper City is surrounded by a huge mass of American Chestnut trees. It gives the residents a source of income since they are commercially valuable. Chestnut trees typically grow and tower over everything in less time than oak trees. In the early 20th century, a fungal infection nearly wiped out all the American species. It was a good thing that this did not carry on, and they have since spread east to New Hampshire, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and even Nova Scotia. These trees have unique features, but this was the first time the loggers saw anything like this in their lives.

About The City They Were In

About The City, They Were In

After They Took Their Lunchbreak

The year was 1980, and around seven or eight Georgia Kraft Co. employees left home to be at the site by 10 a.m. They rode a truck that will take them there. All of them knew that they had a lot of work to do before the day came to an end. Once they arrived, they immediately started to work on the tasks assigned to them. None of them had any reason to suspect that it would be an unusual day. Everything changed once they finished their lunch break and got ready to work some more.

After They Took Their Lunchbreak

After They Took Their Lunchbreak

One Tree Was Not Like The Rest

At the time, they had been following the schedule to the second. They had already chopped down a lot of the chestnut trees they needed for the day. There were only a few more to go, which included a lightweight one that appeared hollow on the inside. You would think that this would require less effort than the rest, but they were about to find out that this was not the case. It had a secret inside of it.

One Tree Was Not Like The Rest

One Tree Was Not Like The Rest

What Made It So Different From The Others

Once the tree trunk fell, it was time for them to cut it down into smaller chunks to make it easier to transport. As they were going about this process, one of them noticed something odd about the tree. They thought it was hollow, which turned out to be the case to a certain extent. But why was light not passing through its trunk? This could only mean two things. It either meant that the tree wasn’t hollow like they originally thought… or something was stuck inside it.

What Made It So Different From The Others

What Made It So Different From The Others

Like Looking At A Black Hole

If you look at it from a distance, you can say that it looks like there is a black hole in the tree. No matter how you look at it, you will find it both intriguing and fascinating at the same time. It would be easy to assume that a stem was growing in there. However, the truth is far weirder than this theory.

Like Looking At A Black Hole

Like Looking At A Black Hole

They Were Not Eager To Go In

The loggers exchanged puzzled looks as they tried to figure out what was stopping the light from going through the trunk. There was one more dilemma they had to face. Someone had to go in there to see what the problem was. They had a couple of theories that unsettled down. No one wanted to volunteer for this reason at first. They knew that it was probably not dangerous, but it was still rather unsettling.

They Were Not Eager To Go In

They Were Not Eager To Go In

One Of Them Volunteered For The Job

After some discussion, it felt like they were at a stalemate. All of a sudden, one of the loggers offered to do it. He was willing to head inside the hollow trunk and see what was in there. This brave man went on to stick half of his torso to inspect it up close and personal. All of a sudden, he bolted out of there and let out a scream. He had to calm himself down for a couple of seconds to explain what he saw inside…

One Of Them Volunteered For The Job

One Of Them Volunteered For The Job

What He Saw Inside The Tree

His colleagues rushed over once they heard him. Once he had calmed down enough, the others asked him what was down there. However, he could not find the words to describe the sight that greeted him. Everyone was curious. Once he finally found it in him to speak, he told them that there was a beast down there! They did not believe him, although it was clear that he was terrified. Everyone decided to put off working in the meantime. After all, this was the first time that such a thing has happened!

What He Saw Inside The Tree

What He Saw Inside The Tree

They Decided To Take A Look For Themselves

When some of the other loggers took a look inside, they came out with puzzled expressions. No one knew how something like that got in there in the first place. Besides, what was it even? They found a dreadful sight inside the tree. It was the first time that they have seen anything like it. This is something that only archaeologists and scientists typically discover…

They Decided To Take A Look For Themselves

They Decided To Take A Look For Themselves

It Would Be A Loss For Them

There was one thing that was immediately clear to all of them. The tree was not going to be useful for the company. This was going to be a loss of work for them. Despite this, they knew that they had just stumbled into something important and valuable. Once they gathered their senses, they called the manager to ask what they should do about it. They were told to meet the quota for the day simply.

It Would Be A Loss For Them

It Would Be A Loss For Them

What The Beast Looked Like

If you take a casual glance at it, you will think that a monster is trying to escape from the trunk. It looks like a fierce canine with its teeth bared. Even though everyone had their own description of it, it was clear that this was once a living being. Of course, it was dead by the time that they discovered it. This creature had been stuck there for a long time! Everyone wanted to know more about this animal…

What The Beast Looked Like

What The Beast Looked Like

It Was Frozen In Time

The creature was in a position that made it look like it was struggling to move forward. Sadly, it must have gotten stuck at one point or another. They came up with all kinds of theories about what kind of animal it is. Everyone had their own guess, but there was only one right answer to this question. It turns out that the answer was in the teeth of this animal! They noticed it after taking yet another closer look.

It Was Frozen In Time

It Was Frozen In Time

This Creature Was A Dog

The animal in question had sharp teeth and a long snout. They could also see that it had paws. It was easy to see these features since the creature had been so close to the top of the trunk. The mystery began to unfold once they realized that they were looking at a dog! They let out a sigh when it hit them that this was once a living dog. It was hard to think that something like that could make its way inside a tree. It felt like the dog obeyed his master, who commanded him to freeze and had yet to drop the act.

This Creature Was A Dog

This Creature Was A Dog

They Had More Questions

Once they figured it out, everyone came up with even more questions. How did the dog get there in the first place? They wondered if it had been hiding or running away from something or someone. Despite this, they had to set it aside since they had to ensure that they met the quota before the end of the day.

They Had More Questions

They Had More Questions

It Was Priceless In Its Own Way

The loggers all knew that the uncut trunk would not be good for their profit margins. Even so, they did not plan to chop it into smaller pieces. They chose to let it stay that way and just absorb the loss. We are glad that they made this choice since the trunk turned out to be more important than they thought!

It Was Priceless In Its Own Way

It Was Priceless In Its Own Way

Time To Look Into It Some More

After they were done with the tasks for the day, they moved the trunk elsewhere. They knew that this was the right place for it if they wanted answers to their plethora of questions. Not a single one of them had any idea how this came to be. However, they did not plan to forget about it just like that simply.

Time To Look Into It Some More

Time To Look Into It Some More

The Answers Took A Long Time

The loggers figured that it was best to leave the trunk to scientists. They are the ones who can give us the answers that we need. Sadly, they did not come right away. It took them more than a year to shed some light on the matter. A year after they found the dog, the answers were finally ready. It was a relief for the loggers to hear that the mystery has been solved. However, the story of the dog is also sorrowful.

The Answers Took A Long Time

The Answers Took A Long Time

In The Southern Forest World

You are going to find the Southern Forest World Museum in Waycross, Georgia. It was opened by the Industry of Forestry of the Southeastern United States. It has series of artifacts about wood production that dates back from colonial America to the present day. The dog was taken here, still suspended in the trunk of the tree. If you want to meet this pooch for yourself, you now know the right place to visit.

In The Southern Forest World

In The Southern Forest World

It Has Since Become A Popular Exhibit

When they brought the tree trunk to the museum, the authorities had not yet inaugurated the place. It was already clear that this exhibition would be a hit among visitors. They first had to learn more about the dog before they could put it up for display. The only thing they knew about it was that it was found inside this trunk. It was a good thing that biological anthropologist Kristina Killgrove was there to help!

It Has Since Become A Popular Exhibit

It Has Since Become A Popular Exhibit

Getting To The Bottom Of This Mystery

With her expertise, she could look at the canine and offer the right information and advice. She first appeared to see if the dog had actually been mummified, as the others suspected. She was quick to dismiss this and said that it was basically impossible. It is a good thing that she was able to offer a likelier explanation. What did the University of West Florida biological anthropologist have to say about it?

Getting To The Bottom Of This Mystery

Getting To The Bottom Of This Mystery

How It Was Preserved

Kristina Killgrove had to break it down little by little so that everyone can understand. She kicked it off by talking about tissue decay, which begins the putrefying process as microbes begin to eat the tissue after death. “They grow, they reproduce, and they start taking over the body,” said the anthropologist.

How It Was Preserved

How It Was Preserved

Why It Did Not Decay

It turns out that chestnut trees come with desiccant and tannin. These work together to absorb any moisture in the area. Kristine said that this was a special feature of the chestnut tree. This has stopped nature from going about it as usual. That is why the body of this dog lasted longer than others. There was not enough moisture for the microbes to eat the body tissue! This is not enough to explain how it stayed preserved. After all, there were also scavengers around that could smell a body from a distance.

Why It Did Not Decay

Why It Did Not Decay

The Scent Was Hidden

“Anything that would eat dead flesh would never know he was in the tree,” said Bertha Sue Dixon, who is the director of Southern Forest World. There was no active microbe, which meant that the body did not release a smell that would attract flesh eaters. If there were any smell, it would have been blown up through the trunk instead. This made a lot of sense, but it did not answer how the dog wound up there.

The Scent Was Hidden

The Scent Was Hidden

His Last Chase Ever

Dixon said that the creature must have been a hunting dog. It was likely that he had been going after something in the tree. The dog was around four years old at the time of its death in 1960. He was most likely going after a squirrel or raccoon, making his way through a hole until it followed the rodent into the trunk. He probably failed to notice just how narrow the trunk was getting near the top like a dog. This is a neat explanation because we can now see how the dog managed to get that high up in the tree.

His Last Chase Ever

His Last Chase Ever

He Wound Up Too High

It was likely that the dog had been relentless at the chase since he managed to climb all the way up to 28 feet high. Sadly, he failed to get out of the tight spot and ended up dying there. The museum explained what happened: “A chimney effect occurred in the hollow tree, resulting in an upward draft of air. This caused the scent of the dead animal to be carried away, which otherwise would have attracted insects and other organisms that feed on dead animals. The hollow tree also provided relatively dry conditions, and the tannic acid of the oak helped harden the animal’s skin.” Let us hear what everyone thought about this discovery. On top of that, how did they refer to this mystery dog?

He Wound Up Too High

He Wound Up Too High

Giving The Dog A Name

This dog did not have a name until 2002. It proved to be a popular exhibit at Southern Forest World. In fact, it even took up the center of the museum! It is surrounded by important tree species like oak, pine, and cypress. The dog now serves as the museum ambassador and appears in a lot of publicity materials.

Giving The Dog A Name

Giving The Dog A Name

There Were A Lot Of Options

For the longest time, they simply called him the “Mummified Dog.” After a little while, he finally got the official name of Stuckie. This name came about as the winner of a naming contest. The other options were Dogwood and Chipper. In the end, Stuckie received the highest number of votes! Someone said that the trunk coffin was like a “pecan log” found in Stuckey stores. Why is the spelling different? The museum had to alter it a little to ensure that there would be no trademark conflict in the future!

There Were A Lot Of Options

There Were A Lot Of Options

They Feel Sorry For The Dog

The manager of Southern Forest World is none other than Brandy Stevenson. She talked about what visitors often say: “People always ask me, ‘How did he get in there?’ And I always say, ‘Well, he was a hound dog. Maybe he was after a coon.’ And then they’ll say, ‘Poor old thing. I feel so sorry for him.’”

They Feel Sorry For The Dog

They Feel Sorry For The Dog

What To Do With Him

There are differing opinions on what the museum ought to do with Stuckie, with some indicating that he should be given a decent burial rather than remain on display. People raise questions on whether it’s okay to have his body displayed to visitors or if it should be resting in peace.

What To Do With Him

What To Do With Him

It Is Not That Easy

Isn’t it amazing that Stuckie had been in there for a long time yet retain an intact body? He has become one of the main attractions in the museum ever since he got there. It does not sound like there are plans to let go of him anytime soon. For one thing, the museum plans to keep him on display to raise awareness among the young visitors who get to hear his story.

It Is Not That Easy

It Is Not That Easy

An Intriguing Story All-Around

Some folks pity what happened to Stuckie, but everyone agrees that it is fascinating. We doubt that he is going anywhere shortly! It would be a good idea to go to Southern Forest World with your friends and family one of these days. The next story is about another amazing dog. For some reason, this police dog would not stop barking at a specific tree in the woods. What gives?

An Intriguing Story All Around

An Intriguing Story All-Around

A Dog Won’t Stop Barking At A Tree

Ever since Kyle was a pup, he became known for his loyalty to his owners in the force. This is a photo of the 10-year-old German shepherd who has only retired recently. These days, he gets to enjoy the peaceful countryside without a care in the world. The Smiths took him on after falling in love with the dog the minute they laid their eyes on him. Even though Kyle clearly misses his police dog days, nothing compares to how much he misses John. He has a deep bond with his former work partner as he grew up alongside the police officer. Together, the two of them solved cases and found many missing people. It was hard to be apart from someone you love. This is something that the dog knew better than anyone.

A Dog Won’t Stop Barking At A Tree

A Dog Won’t Stop Barking At A Tree

Fate Will Find A Way

Are you the type of person who believes that destiny will always find a way? If so, your belief might only grow stronger by the time you are doing reading this. Skeptics, on the other hand, might find themselves changing their minds. Kyle had no idea that he was a talented dog when he was born, but this quickly became evident to those who got to know him. He was a German shepherd, which is a breed that hails from Germany. In the United Kingdom, it was also called the “Alsatian Wolf Dog” during the Great War.

Fate Will Find A Way

Fate Will Find A Way

Trained To Protect And Save

Kyle had no idea that he had a greater purpose in life. This changed as he got older. He slowly got to know more about the world and other creatures. His family was full of ex-police dogs, so it was only natural for him to follow in the footsteps set by his predecessors. Kyle was prepared to accept his role and keep the family tradition going. Sadly, not everyone in the family managed to finish the training. We are sure that it was his goal to make all of them proud! Did he manage to pull this off in the end?

Trained To Protect And Save

Trained To Protect And Save

Becoming A Police Academy Dog

It is not easy to earn the title of “police academy dog.” After all, you are going to take on plenty of responsibilities. Kyle had a loving family, but he was not born knowing what explosive searching and attack strategies are. In any case, he grew up to become a respectful and intelligent dog who was also a quick learner. The breed of dogs is naturally smarter and more driven than the average pooch. This is why he managed to accomplish the police academy training in no time! But was this enough?

Becoming A Police Academy Dog

Becoming A Police Academy Dog

Not Aggressive Enough At First

At first, Kyle had a problem being aggressive. There was no doubt that he would have been an adorable dog if he did not go to the police academy. He found it hard to finish tasks that called for him to take down an opponent or protect the police agents he was assigned to. Is there anything that he could do about this? He was a sweet and innocent creature who did not want to hurt others. Kyle was thought too soft, although he did excel in certain areas. He had great sight, an excellent sense of smell, and amazing stamina!

Not Aggressive Enough At First

Not Aggressive Enough At First

He Got Better At It

His skills were finally recognized, and he earned a fully certified police dog post at the station. Even though he wasn’t as aggressive as the police officer wanted him to be, Kyle was willing to get better at it. Apart from Kyle, his siblings also enrolled in the police dog academy. However, not everyone received a training certificate. In fact, only Kyle and his sister managed to overcome the difficult training and become members of the police academy. Kyle became the star of the family, and this step was only the beginning of his life as a police dog. Coming up, meet John, the man who became Kyle’s best friend!

He Got Better At It

He Got Better At It

It Was The Perfect Combination

His hidden fears cropped up when he properly joined the police force. He probably felt unsure if he was going to fit in with the rest of the dogs. It was not easy to be separated from the people he loved and work with police officers. We are glad that he found a person who could make everything easier for him. John ended up becoming his best friend! As soon as they began to work together, all of his fears went away. The two of them only became closer and closer as they spent more time with each other.

It Was The Perfect Combination

It Was The Perfect Combination

They Had A Strong Bond

Most of the time, we hear “love” used in the context of a relationship between two humans. Let us not forget that this can also apply to the bond between a human and a dog! It is hard to break such a tie once a friendship has been forged. Police dogs often work with various police officers on the job. Even so, Kyle did not want to go with anyone aside from John. They had a solid dynamic together, and it was impossible to break them up. It is hard to find the same level of trust and compatibility anywhere.

They Had A Strong Bond

They Had A Strong Bond

Looking For A Shelter For Him

A lot of time, police dogs are assigned to live with civilians. This is a good way to give them a shot at experiencing love and belonging to a family-like regular dog. Kyle was assigned to a random family. The caring couple welcomed him with open arms. This must have been a huge change for the dog, although it did not take him long before he became used to kisses and hugs. After spending lots of hours at work, he would return home and get some rest. Yes, it is quite comparable to a person with a job.

Looking For A Shelter For Him

Looking For A Shelter For Him

They Welcomed Him With Open Arms

It was clear that the family cared about him. They made sure to give him all the love he needed. Sadly, things changed once they found out that there was a bun in the oven. Now that there was a baby on the way, they had to think long and hard about their schedule. It is not a secret that dogs can get jealous when the baby gets all the attention. Kyle has always been lovely, but they did not want to risk it.

They Welcomed Him With Open Arms

They Welcomed Him With Open Arms

It Was Not An Easy Decision

The couple weighed all the pros and cons of keeping him. At long last, they reached a verdict. While they adored Kyle with all their hard, they decided that it would be best for all of them to give him away. They told the police officers that the dog had to be rehomed. John had a lot of feelings about this when he first heard it. On the one hand, he was sad that the dog had to lose his new family. Despite this, he was also happy since Kyle could now stay with him all the time.

It Was Not An Easy Decision

It Was Not An Easy Decision

He Brought Kyle Home With Him

John soon made up his mind to sign up for the adoption of the poor dog. His apartment would serve as a shelter for Kyle. He brought his best friend home that same evening. His place was smaller than the previous owner’s house since he was a single guy who was always stuck at work. Despite this, he made sure to carve out enough space for the two of them. As roommates, they did nearly everything with one another. They got out of work at the same time and went home for some relaxation.

He Brought Kyle Home With Him

He Brought Kyle Home With Him

They Worked On Crimes Together

It is amazing to hear of patrol dogs because they underwent police academy dog training. After that, they go on to join and help cops with different tasks. Among other things, they find suspects, protect their officers, and take down criminals. Kyle learned how to do these things before he started to work at the station. He knew just how challenging this job could be. We are glad that he could always count on John to be there. The partners worked amazingly well and solved a lot of cases together.

They Worked On Crimes Together

They Worked On Crimes Together

He Was An Asset To The Team

We are sure that you have both good days and bad days at work. This is also true for Kyle. He found some cases easy to solve, although others were tougher to crack. There was a time when John and Kyle were tasked to look for a young girl who had been missing for nearly two days. As you can imagine, her parents were terrified and at a loss for what to do. Everybody counted on the pair to look for her. The mother was distraught but decided to put her trust in the two.

He Was An Asset To The Team

He Was An Asset To The Team

Picking Up The Clues

Kyle got to work. He kicked it off by sniffing a couple of old clothes worn by the missing girl. This was done to familiarize himself with the way she smelled. Once he memorized it, they started to search for her. He led the police force squads as he followed her scent for several miles. Sadly, his trail vanished after a certain point. They had arrived in a different part of town by then. What came after this?

Picking Up The Clues

Picking Up The Clues

He Recognized Her Scent

In the end, his instinct won over. The police decided to search the area for this reason. The parents of the missing girl knew the neighborhood as the sister of the mother lived nearby. Once they got to the house in question, Kyle recognized her scent. This was how they managed to find the girl! The child admitted that she walked out of the house as her parents started to argue. She sought refuge at the house of her aunt. Her parents swore to fix their relationship problems before they all went home.

He Recognized Her Scent

He Recognized Her Scent

The Best At What He Does

We can’t argue with the saying that says the experience is the best teacher. Kyle worked hard for many years, but his efforts were finally paying off. As a part of the police force, he got even better at his job. On top of that, he became even closer with John. The two of them were not just colleagues but also the best of friends. The dog was willing to risk his life if it meant saying that of his partner!

The Best At What He Does

The Best At What He Does

It Is Not An Easy Job

As members of the police force, they were always in danger. They had to overcome certain difficulties at the hands of cruel people. There was a time when a suspect aimed a gun at John. It was a good thing that Kyle was there to push him out of harm’s way at the right moment. No one got hurt then, and they put the bad guys behind bars. John would have been a goner without Kyle, but it is a tough job.

It Is Not An Easy Job

It Is Not An Easy Job

Time For Him To Retire

It was a good thing that Kyle found meaning in his job. He had saved so many lives and served as a great partner and protector to John. By the time he reached the age of eight, he had retired. The division honored all of his efforts and wanted him to spend the rest of his days free of the stress that came with the job. John was aware that this would happen sooner or later, but he still found it hard to accept this.

Time For Him To Retire

Time For Him To Retire

It Was Hard To Say Goodbye

For eight years, Kyle and John worked together and kept each other safe. John will never be able to forget the way his partner saved him from injury or even death. It was difficult to accept that this chapter of their lives would end after such a long time. While he knew that this was for the best, it was not easy to say goodbye to his best friend. John made sure that they would have a great last summer together. He even threw a party for Kyle and took the dog on a picnic. Aww.

It Was Hard To Say Goodbye

It Was Hard To Say Goodbye

Joining A New Family

In the end, they had to put Kyle up for adoption. It did not take long before a lovely couple with older kids adopted him. The Smiths were smitten with him and decided to spoil their new companion as much as possible. They did find it hard because they did not have a big house. As a former police dog, Kyle needed a lot of exercises to remain in tiptop shape. How did they manage to work out this issue?

Joining A New Family

Joining A New Family

A Year After His Adoption

Soon enough, it had been nearly a year since Kyle moved in with the Smith family. While it was hard to replace John, he was lucky enough to have a family that loved him greatly. Things got easier when their son moved out of the house. This made the couple think of leaving the city altogether. In the end, they decided to go through with this plan and look for somewhere to live with their furry friend in tow.

A Year After His Adoption

A Year After His Adoption

Looking At New Houses

Thomas and Jane Smith, the lovely couple who took Kyle in, went on to look for a new residence. They made sure to consider the dog as they looked through various options. On top of that, they trusted their gut as well. They took good care of the former police dog. The pair made sure to check how he reacted to every place they visited. It was their priority to put him in a safe environment as well.

Looking At New Houses

Looking At New Houses

They Found It In The Countryside

It took some time, but they later found the perfect place for them, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. They chose to relocate to the countryside! Their decision had more to do with Kyle than their own comfort. This old house came equipped with everything that the couple needed and wanted, but the most important part was that Kyle would get a lot of space to exercise and run as much as he wanted.

They Found It In The Countryside

They Found It In The Countryside

Taking Long Nature Walks

It is lovely to live your days in nature. Nothing is quite as refreshing or freeing. Long nature walks are great for your body, but they enhance you spiritually too. The Smiths enjoyed walking so much that they went on several strolls each day. Kyle enjoyed it as well! This was excellent for his abdominal and leg muscles, which are important to his health. Together, the three of them went to the mountains and nearby villages. They even became friends with their neighbors and their dogs! Isn’t that nice?

Taking Long Nature Walks

Taking Long Nature Walks

Not Easy To Make New Friends

Kyle initially found it hard to make friends since his social skills have not been developed very well. It was a good thing that he realized how fun it was to play with his fellow dogs. He figured out that he could overpower smaller dogs, so he made sure to tone it down when he was with them. After a little while, it looked like he was finally getting the hang of being a regular dog. What a relief!

Not Easy To Make New Friends

Not Easy To Make New Friends

His Favorite Activity

Kyle liked to both be on his own and spend time with his new family. There were times when Thomas did not feel like running but could not say no to the dog. As you can see, the pooch made for a great workout buddy as well! The dog enjoyed the freedom that came with exploring the area. He was always bursting with energy as if he were a puppy once more. Thomas found it hard to keep up with Kyle. On the other hand, Jane knew that she did not stand a chance and stayed at home for the most part.

His Favorite Activity

His Favorite Activity

His Low Energy

It was clear that the walks were the best part of the day for Kyle. He enjoyed the beautiful scenery so much. This was why the couple was so worried when he began to lose interest in it a few weeks later. He was no longer as energetic in the mornings. On top of that, he seemed less motivated when the Smiths took him out for a walk. Kyle walked beside Thomas, but he was no longer making it difficult to keep up. But the weirdest part of this was that he no longer seemed to enjoy exploring the area.

His Low Energy

His Low Energy

They Noticed His Weird Behavior

At first, Thomas did not pay much attention to it. However, things only got worse with time. Kyle hardly ate anymore. Thomas worried about this poor creature. The couple moved to this place because they assumed this was the best thing to do for the dog. Could they have gotten it wrong? Perhaps it was actually doing the exact opposite and making Kyle feel sick! The thought of it made the couple feel bad. What was going on? Should they have just stayed in the city?

They Noticed His Weird Behavior

They Noticed His Weird Behavior

Seeking Medical Help For Him

After a while, Thomas took Kyle to the vet’s clinic to see something wrong. They ran a physical exam, which revealed that there was nothing wrong with Kyle. The vet also confirmed that the dog was in great shape. Based on the tests, he was a healthy boy! Once Thomas shared all the changes in energy levels, eating habits, and strange behaviors, the doctor, was just as confused.

Seeking Medical Help For Him

Seeking Medical Help For Him

His Behavior Has Changed

Thomas shared something weird that Kyle started to do when they went on a walk in the woods. Out of nowhere, the dog would go into police mode and turn fierce. He did not get aggressive toward Thomas, although it was clear that something made him act unusually. The dog would keep walking with his nose pointed to the ground and his ears up. Kyle would sniff and then explore as much as he could. Why was he acting like a police dog in those particular moments?

His Behavior Has Changed

His Behavior Has Changed

Would Not Stop Sniffing Around

When they went on their regular walks, Kyle would not stop sniffing for a long time. He often paused to sniff around and found small animals, clothes, and old toys. It felt like nothing could escape his notice for too long once he went into police dog mode. He was an alert, healthy, and smart dog who was full of curiosity. He had a habit of going deep into the forest to look for things that no one else had found.

Would Not Stop Sniffing Around

Would Not Stop Sniffing Around

Following A Scent

However, Thomas could tell that this was different from the previous times. Kyle must have found a weird scent whose source he could not figure out. The dog would lose the trail every time that he picked up on it. He knew that it would not take a long time before he got lost. It must have been confusing and frustrating for the dog. Thomas wished he could help, but there was nothing else for him to do but to follow the pooch around. He just hoped that Kyle would resolve this matter sooner than later.

Following A Scent

Following A Scent

The Treats No Longer Worked

Thomas could not help but get impatient as he watched Kyle run around aimlessly. He followed and tried to make the dog stay with snacks and treats to no avail. Aside from that, he also tried to shout commands, which did not work either. Even though he tried different things to grab the dog’s attention, Kyle was determined to look for the scent source. All of a sudden, he stopped and stared at one of the trees nearby.

The Treats No Longer Worked

The Treats No Longer Worked

His Confusing Stare

Thomas could not help but question the way Kyle was behaving. He did not know what to do. The vet said that there was nothing wrong with the dog. He wondered if there was an animal in the tree that he simply could not see. No matter how much he stared at it, he could not find any squirrels or birds there. Even though Thomas felt confused, he wanted to understand what Kyle was trying to tell him. What was up with this particular tree? And why did it attract the attention of the German shepherd so much?

His Confusing Stare

His Confusing Stare

The Truth About Everything

In the end, Thomas decided to call John. After a while, the police officer arrived and took a closer look at the tree! The cop knew Kyle well enough to know that something was wrong. He decided to have the tree cut down to see what was inside. They found a human skeleton inside, which shocked everyone in the vicinity! It was a good thing that it was simply a gag made out of plastic. Kyle must have known that John would come out there if he relied on his old tricks. This was the first time that they had seen each other in a long time! John promised that he would make more of an effort to visit his former partner, who was thrilled to be reunited with him at long last. Thomas and Jane Smith were also relieved that they got to the bottom of Kyle’s strange behavior!

The Truth About Everything

The Truth About Everything

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