Mummified dog mystery at Chiltern Open Air Museum
Bones of two dogs are found underneath the mission room hut
CAN YOU work out what happened to these two dogs?
Did they get lost under there trying to find a ball? Or did they munch down on some poison, mistaking it for a tasty treat?
Staff at the Chiltern Open Air Museum are probing the mummified remains of these unfortunate canines after finding them underneath the Gerrards Cross hut during work on the building.
They tweeted on Saturday April 2: “During dismantling, the bones of dogs were found underneath our mission room from Gerrards Cross.””
The remains were found trapped underneath the floor and bosses have no idea how or why they got there.
One theory is that rat poison had been put down there and the dogs ate it, but whatever the cause, education assistant Adrian Matthews said it is strange how the dogs got down there and could not get out.
The mystery deepens further upon further investigation – a Star Wars trading card was found with the dogs which dates from the late 1970s.
The bones are currently in the Artefacts Hut, along with the ball they went under to fetch.
Museum workers are now hoping to find out more about these remains when they start their bones workshop.
Mystery: The mummified remains of two dogs have been found underneath the Gerrards Cross
hut at the Chiltern Open Air Museum