A fishmonger gutting a squid at his market stall in southern China was left shellshocked when he discovered a live bomb inside.
The bomb, measuring 20cm in length, had been eaten by the one-metre-long squid before it was caught in shallow waters off Guangdong province and brought to the fish market in Jailong county.
The fishmonger, who gave his name only as Mr Huang to the local Guangzhou Daily newspaper, said his knife struck the rusty, eggplant-shaped bomb as he was slicing the squid for a customer.
"This sort of squid lives close to the shore and normally makes a meal of small fish and prawns," Mr Huang was quoted as saying.
"Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favourite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught."
The fishmonger called police who quickly attended the scene and removed the device to carry out a controlled explosion.
Police did not date the bomb but said it was possibly dropped by a fighter jet.
It remained active and could have detonated, they added.
Source: The Telegraph
Author: Erin Tennant, Approving editor: Mark Worley