Field Museum (Chicago, Illinois)
Come visit the remains of the man-eating Lions of Tsavo, who killed nearly 140 workers in East Africa in 1898.
Stuckie: The Petrified Dog (Waycross, Georgia)
Back in the ’60’s, a dog went a-huntin’ and climbed up a tree and never came back down again. Years later, the petrified corpse of the dog was found stuck in the hollow tree. Now, thanks to the good people at “Southern Forest World,” you too can see the doomed doggie, which has been lovingly named “Stuckie”. I know you’re booking a flight to Georgia this instant, aren’t you?
Thes-P-N submits a photograph of Stuckie, for those of you who can’t make it to Waycross in the near future.
Key Underwood Coon Dog Cemetery (Tuscumbia, Alabama)
Okay, you know you’re in the scary part of the south when you find a Coon Dog Cemetery. And they don’t mean just the breed of dog known as a “coon dog” – they mean dogs that actually chase raccoons down so they can be hunted. Yes, it’s a very frightening world out there. I don’t know if I’d ever have the courage to venture into such a southern gothic realm as the Key Underwood Coon Dog Cemetery, but if you ever do – please tell me all about it!
Thanks to Libby for the suggestion.