An Almost Deadly Game of Fetch

Port Stephens, Australia A family on holiday at Birubi Beach are lucky to be alive after their dog, Peppah - a female bull terrier, played fetch with an unexploded WWII era round. In an interview with a local newspaper, the family reported that Peppah kept bring over rusty metal parts for the family to throw in her favorite game of fetch.

At first, the family though the item was an old rusty bike or car part, until the youngest daughter recognized it as a potential ordnance item. The family used a mapping program on their cell phones to pinpoint their location and called the police.


The Port Stephens command contacted the NSW Police Force's Rescue and Bomb Disposal unit who in turn contacted the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Members of the RAAF responded and conducted a controlled detonation on site to dispose of the mortar.


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