Lost leg found at beaver dam

Don’t you just hate when this happens? You’re paddling along, enjoying a scenic trip on one of Wisconsin’s lakes when you find a leg sticking out of a beaver dam.


It happened to Elliot Fuller of Germantown, Wis., and his friend Jason Franklin, who were relieved to find out that it was a prosthetic leg.

Surely someone was missing their leg and, sure enough, they found an ad posted on Craigslist 20 days ago from a man who lost it when his canoe flipped, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports today.

They found the owner, a Green Bay man, after he had posted on Craigslist 20 days ago that he was looking for the lost prosthetic leg.

Not that he was particularly anxious about it, mind you.

“I wasn’t overly worried about it because I use my older model for fishing and hunting,” Mark Warner, of Green Bay, told the JS. “It wasn’t my everyday leg, to put it that way.”

Franklin got $50 for their trouble and provided the news quote of the year at no charge.

“I hope that if I lost my leg that someone would return it to me, too,” he said.