Well, that was an interesting day at the beach.
A visitor at Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida found quite a surprise while strolling along the shore.
It was a World War II bomb.
According to a local news station, a beach walker found the sand-encrusted military ordnance on the shoreline and called the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Homes along the beach were evacuated as bomb squad officers worked on the bomb.
They established a 300-yard perimeter to protect homes and nearby sea turtle nests. The bomb squad then used C4 explosives to explode the old ordnance. They needed to do this to ensure public safety.
MacDill Air Force Base said the bomb was actually a M122 photoflash bomb from the World War II era.