Monday, April 9, 2012

You'll Get A "Bang" Out Of This...!

Guess we have all had the experience of finding out that some of the eggs that were hidden were never found!

You can bet that no one saw this one coming, though. I'm certainly glad the little guy didn't try and eat this particular egg!

British child hunting for Easter eggs finds hand grenade

Published April 08, 2012

HOLFORD, England – A child on an Easter egg hunt organized by a pre-school group in an English village stumbled upon an unexpected surprise -- a hand grenade.
The hunt was taking place in a field near the town of Holford, Somerset, on Saturday.

The area was cordoned off and the bomb disposal squad destroyed the grenade in a controlled explosion, police said. It also resulted in the closure of a highway for a few of hours.

"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," Stuart Moffatt, who was attending the hunt with his three children, told the Daily Mail.

"It was brown and about four 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 leaders did a great job keeping the children calm."

The grenade was believed to have been a relic from World War II, according to the Mail.

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When you think of just how bad things could have gone, it's scary! Luckily for all involved, the egg hunt ended without a loud noise! Bet everyone will be talking about this Easter excitement for a long time to come.

Coffee on the patio this morning. No extra eggs, but I do have some fresh baked bread...OK?


chinasyndrome said...

Wow that was a hunt to remember!Good thing that egg didn't hatch!


linda m said...

I read that in the news. What a shocker; glad no one was hurt. That will be an egg hunt to remember.

Phelan said...

Wow, scary indeed.

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -
That beats my story of hiding one of our duck Elizabiff's (remember her?) eggs in the closet so I could hatch it. Took Mom quite a while to find where the awful smell was coming from, and I had forgotten all about it. Now I worry when I forget things, ....where was I going with this story??

Big hugs -

Ben in Texas said...

Could have gotten real eggciting round there if that thing had hatched! :-) Glad it all turned out for the best.

JOJO said...

Glad that story ended well. Some one was watching over that child.

Fresh bread mmmmmmmmm with coffee. I'm there.

HermitJim said...

Hey China...
I can only imagine that the children had an angel on their shoulder that day!

Wonder how many more were left in that area?

Thanks for dropping in, my friend!

Hey Linda...
Considering just how destructive those things can be, I would say that all there were very blessed!

Thanks so much for coming over today!

Hey Phelan...
Sure is good to see you again! I can only imagine what the teachers and parents must have thought that night!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Sis...
Ya know, I don't remember the duck egg incident at all! But th3en. my memory is pretty selective at times!

Hope you had a good Easter! Thanks so much for coming over today!

Hey Ben...
There had to be something more than just luck involved there, I think!

Bet that thing made a very loud boom when it went off!

Thanks, buddy, for coming over today!

Hey JoJo...
Boy, ain't that the truth? Sure was a lucky day for all concerned!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping in today!