BERLIN (AP) - A dog playing fetch in Germany has found and delivered to its owner a U.S. hand grenade from World War II.
Police in the western town of Erkrath said Monday they were called by the dog's 40-year-old owner who stopped walking her pooch when she recognized the "rusty" object it was carrying was a weapon. Police summoned a munitions expert Sunday to identify and defuse the grenade.
Grenades and bombs left over from World War II are still often found in Germany.
Sometimes whole streets in neighborhoods are evacuated so that such devices can be safely defused.
In other 'dogs finding unusual items' news:
Dog gets high eating marijuana in Seattle park
SEATTLE (AP) — A dog that ran off from its owner in Seattle's Seward Park found and ate some marijuana and got high.
Owner Jen Nestor Waddell told KING-TV the 11-year-old black Lab mix named Jack was "just stoned" May 12 after they returned home from the park. The dog's eyes glossed over and he had trouble walking.
The vet said Jack had swallowed a large amount of dried, harvested marijuana. After some medication to induce vomiting and a night of rest Jack was back to normal.
Waddell told police about the drugs and joked they could borrow Jack to find them if they paid the $1,500 vet bill.
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