According to the sheriff’s department statement: “It is unknown, of course, how long the fish actually retained the finger in its digestive track, however, it was noted that the finger was in remarkably good condition at the time of recovery.”
Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Gary Johnston was particularly impressed.
“You fall asleep in your bathtub or hot tub, you come out and your fingers are all puckered up and prune-like. And it wasn’t like that,” he told the Spokesman-Review.