Texas high school student Reagan Hardin built a diorama of a farm scene for an assignment in AP history last week, but when she arrived to class empty-handed, she had no choice but to tell the teach that her dog, Roscoe, had eaten her homework.
The Dodo has confirmed this to be the truth.
As classically unbelievable as Hardin's excuse was, Roscoe's physician, Dr. Carl Southern of North Houston Veterinary Specialists, in Houston, Texas, said the dog had indeed eaten the homework.
"Yes, the dog did eat the homework," Southern told The Dodo by phone.
Among the casualties from the diorama were several plastic animals, including sheep, chickens, cows and horses.
"When he came in, he threw up what looked like a couple of pieces of a plastic horse body and other small animals," said the vet. "After the owner finished laughing, she confirmed that was from the homework."
Fortunately, Southern was able to extract the unfortunate figurines from Roscoe's stomach without surgery, instead using an endoscope to retrieve them - sparing them the long, unseemly journey through the dog's digestive system - and likely saving his life.