One of my dear friends in the animal kingdom has passed away. Hercules was a superb animal, a confidant, an excellent companion, and was loved and respected by all those who met him.
Hercules was born in Neshoba County, Mississippi in 2001. His stay in the Magnolia State was brief and most noted due to his being caught in a bear trap on one of his frequent sojourns out in the woods.
Hercules gnawed off one of his back legs to regain his freedom. He lived 16 years as a three-legged dog.
Rest in peace old friend.