By Julie Parise
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — A couple of men canoeing in northern Wisconsin stumbled upon what appeared to be a gruesome find — but it turns out, their discovery made one man very happy.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Undergoes Successful Surgery To Treat Irregular Heartbeat
Elliot Fuller and Jason Franklin were on Lake Lucerne went they saw what looked like a human foot sticking out of a beaver dam.
“I was pretty terrified to be honest,” said Fuller. “I thought we found a dead body.”
As the two men got closer — they were relieved to see what it really was: a prosthetic leg.
“That ended up being even more surprising,” Fuller said. “It’s definitely the strangest thing that’s ever happened to me.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Phillies Legends Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard Could Earn Hall Of Fame Honors Tuesday Night
Fuller and Franklin then took to Craigslist. Turns out, someone had posted an ad claiming to have lost a prosthetic — and offered a $50 reward for its return.
The two buddies met the man and reunited him with the leg, which was actually a spare that the gentleman only used for fishing and boating. They used the reward money to take their families to breakfast nearby.
“It feels good,” said Fuller. “If I lost something that important, I’d want someone to return it.”
He’s left not just with a good feeling — but a great story.MORE NEWS: Taylor Swift Fires Back at Rocker Damon Albarn After He Claimed She Doesn't Write Her Own Music
“Oh, it’s a campfire story, for sure,” he said.
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