Bomb In Squid? Chinese Fishmonger Hauls In Dynamite Catch

By iScienceTimes Staff on March 27, 2013 10:23 AM EDT

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Squid usually eat prawns and small fish. (Photo: Creative Commons)

A bomb in a squid was discovered by a fishmonger in China when he was cleaning the catch for sale. The fishmonger, identified as Mr. Huang, told the Guangzhou Daily that he was gutting the fish when his knife struck a metallic object. Upon further inspection, the bomb in the squid turned out to be an 8-inch long munition from an old warplane. Authorities don't know the exact age or county of origin for the bomb in the squid, and the object is set to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.

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"Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favorite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught," Huang told the Guanzhou Daily. A 10-year veteran of the fish trade, Huang told reporters he's never seen anything like the bomb in the squid before. He's also lucky, according to authorities the bomb in the squid was armed and could've detonated at any moment.

The bomb was found in a squid that typically hunts close to the shoreline for small fish and prawns so authorities believe it simply gulped it up while trolling the sandy sea floor for food.

Believe it or not, the bomb in squid incident isn't the first time an old weapon has been found inside a sea creature. In 2007, Inuit whale hunters killed a bowhead whale that had a piece of a time delay bomb manufactured in the late 19th century lodged in its shoulder.

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