Prosthetic leg found in beaver dam, returned to owner

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WABENO, Wis. — A man and his prosthetic leg have been reunited after the lost limb was discovered sticking out of a beaver dam by two canoers.

The Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports that Elliot Fuller and Jason Franklin spotted the leg while paddling between a pair of lakes near Wabeno in Forest County on Thursday. Fuller says they thought it was part of a corpse until they got close enough to pull it out.

“I was sure we had found a dead body that someone dumped into the creek,” Fuller said. “We thought it was real at first until we got a closer look.”

A quick search on Craigslist yielded an ad from Mark Warner, who said he lost a prosthetic limb after his canoe tipped during a July fishing trip. The Green Bay man says he wasn’t overly worried about it because it wasn’t his “everyday leg.”

Fuller and Franklin returned the leg on Friday. They got a $50 reward.