Police in Bretten within the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg acquired an alarming cellphone name on Thursday. An 81-year-old man instructed them he had discovered an unexploded World War II bomb in his again backyard.

After arriving on the scene, police had been suprised to discover a 15.7 inch, darkish zucchini that, within the officers’ personal phrases, “really did look like a bomb.”

Concluding vegetable introduced no menace to the general public or the quick neighborhood, police determined to name off deploying its Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service.

But what had precipitated the nutritious legume to land within the man’s backyard?

In an announcement, the police stated they consider “an unknown person — concerned with independently disposing of the product — might have thrown the zucchini over the garden hedge.”

Though World War II resulted in 1945, German authorities nonetheless sometimes discover unexploded bombs all through the nation.

Berlin’s Tegel Airport was pressured to shut in August after the invention of a Russian-made dud. In March, a serious motorway in Dusseldorf was closed after a British bomb was found by building staff.

This article initially appeared on DW.com. Its content material was created individually to USA TODAY.



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