A young child's severed foot was found outside a Queens home over the weekend.

The owner of the home on 139th Avenue in Rosedale spotted the foot in the grass as he took out the trash late Sunday afternoon and called police.

Cops spent several hours canvassing the area with cadaver dogs last night but did not appear to find any more bones.

Investigators believe the foot belongs to a young child, but could not immediately determine the age, race or sex of the victim.

The homeowner who made the grisly discovery, identified by the Daily News as Paul Lawrence, described the bloody lump as a "piece of meat."

"It was a skinless piece of meat with bone. When we looked at it a little closer, we decided it looked like a foot," Lawrence told the paper. "It's unfortunate that it might have been someone's kid."

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