WCMH-TV - A Columbus police officer believes he found a human hand on a golf course on the city's north side, NewsChannel 4's Nancy Burton reported.
The apparent hand was found at about 10:30 a.m. at the Frisbee Golf Park near Briggs Reservoir.
The hand was in a glove and was badly decomposed, Burton reported. A dog apparently brought it out of the woods and left it near the 10th hole.
Homicide detectives had been called to the scene. The detective took the so-called hand to the coroner's office, and it was determined to be a plant.
"If it was my hand, I would want someone to call," said one of the men who found the item. "But we debated, should we call, should we not. So we called, and police took it as a prank at first."