MAGNOLIA, Ohio - Authorities in northeast Ohio believe a hand found by a bicycle rider had belonged to a bear and is not a human hand.
Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams says the hand was discovered Saturday afternoon near Magnolia, about 60 miles southeast of Cleveland.
Coroner's investigator Rick Walters tells The Repository of Canton that bear hands resemble human hands. And he says it's "not uncommon" for bear hands to turn up as a result of hunting.
Walters says a hand removed by a hunter cleaning a bear may be carried off by a dog or wild animal.
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