The live hand grenade a 3-year-old boy found during an egg hunt Saturday was apparently not the work of an ornery Easter Bunny.
Police called in the bomb squad for a controlled explosion of the device when the British toddler was seen standing on the grenade during an Easter egg hunt in Holford Wood, West Somerset, The Daily Mail reported over the weekend.
Stuart Moffatt, the father of some of the egg hunt participants, saw the boy on the grenade and alerted the authorities.
‘It was brown and about 4 inches high. It looked like an Easter egg, but it was a hand grenade,” he told The Daily Mail.
Everyone was safe, including all 25 egg hunters ranging in age from 2 to 5.
The grenade is believed to have been there since World War II.
“Apparently there used to be an American Army base in Holford during the Second World War,” one of the egg-hunting kids’ fathers, Paul Gibbard, added. “I think it has to be something to do with that.”