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Animal Toy
September 2018 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: US 6,360,693B1

Patented Mar 26, 2002


Ross Eugene Long, III


Colitz Catchphrase:

"This guy got a patent for inventing the stick in 2002. Wonder what dogs played with before then?

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An apparatus for use as a toy by an animal, for example a dog, to either fetch carry or chew includes a main section with at least one protrusion extending therefrom that resembles a branch in appearance. The toy is formed of any of a number of materials including rubber, plastic, or wood including wood composites and is solid. It is either rigid or flexible. A flavoring (scent) is added, if desired. The toy is adapted to float by including a material therein that is lighter than water.

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