A anxious resident in Germany alerted police to what he thought was a World War II bomb in his garden.
A anxious 81-year-old called police when he spotted the 16inch (40cm) vegetable- also known as a zucchini - in his garden.
Police rushed to the scene in Bretten, near the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, and quickly established it was nothing to be afraid of.
They said in a statement Friday that officers determined "the object, which really did look very like a bomb" was actually a almost 16-inch zucchini.
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Though World War II ended in 1945, German authorities still occasionally find unexploded bombs throughout the country.
The offending vegetable, which was very dark in colour, weighed about 11lb (5kg). Police believe someone threw it over a hedge into the garden.
Many unexploded bombs dropped by the British RAF or US Air Force have been unearthed in Germany, usually during construction work.
Concluding vegetable presented no threat to the public or the immediate vicinity, police made a decision to call off deploying its Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service.
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