There’s kind of a strange story out of Hunterdon County. A man mowing his lawn found what he believed to be a decomposing human foot. The State Division of Fish and Wildlife however, determined that the “foot” was really a bear paw. There are a couple of interesting points brought up in the article; first, the confusion between human parts and bear parts is “more common than you think”, and second, skinned bear paws have been left out to startle people who think they’re human hands.

As far as the first point goes, how often are bear parts strewn around leading to the confusion? To the second point, how do you harvest the bear paws that you’re going to skin and leave out to startle people? Sometimes it seems like there’s a whole other world out there that I’m just not familiar with.