A Shagg E. answer: Comics character answers Crestview boy's question (VIDEO)

Michael and Shagg

Crestview resident Michael Skinner clutches a stuffed Shagg E. Dawg toy, the latest addition to his collection of 44 plush animals. The comic strip "Ask Shagg" featured the 10-year-old's question about animal life in the Northwest Florida Daily News' Dec. 8 edition.

BRIAN HUGHES/ News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 05:22 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A question posted on Answers.com raised questions in Michael Skinner's mind, especially when he suspected the "correct" answer didn't seem so correct.

The 10-year-old turned to a more authoritative source than the questions-and-answers website's user-generated content.

He wrote to the "Ask Shagg" comic strip.

See video of Michael's reaction when he learns his question was published>>

"It was just curiosity" that inspired him to ask the shaggy yellow cartoon dog, he said.

Michael's mom, Deanna Skinner, said the boy sent his question in August and received an email stating the answer would run in late fall. It was published in the Northwest Florida Daily News' Dec. 8 edition.

"He was so shocked," Deanna said. "He was extremely surprised and happy..."

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