An Explosive Easter Egg Hunt

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Careful! That’s not a chocolate egg hiding under that tree. That’s what parents in Somerset, England had to tell their chidlren as an army bomb sqaud hurried to the hunt to detonate a live hand grenade.

Stuart Moffatt, 34, brought his wife and children to an Easter Egg hunt organized for children aged 2-5 by a pre-school group. While there, he saw a child hovering over an egg-shaped object, but wasn’t as colorful.

“We were beginning to count up the eggs at the end of the hunt and I saw a boy of three standing on an object,” Moffatt told the Daily Mail. “It was brown and about 4 inches high. It looked like an Easter egg, but it was a hand grenade — I was shocked. The boy who was standing on it thought it was a rock.”

The bomb sqaud quickly descended on the field to cordon off the area and close a local highway while they performed a safe detonation. Everyone was safe during the incident.

The grenade is supposed to be from the World War 2 era. The area is believed to be the camp site of an American army base.

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