Man mistakes courgette for bomb

November 14, 2017

A German resident has been left embarrassed after discovering what he thought was an unexploded WWII bomb was actually just a rather large courgette.

The 81-year-old man called police to his house in Bretten, near the city of Karlsruhe in Germany.

Upon arrival, however, police realised the unexploded bomb was actually just a massive courgette that had somehow made its way into his garden.

Officers said the vegetable “really did look like a bomb”.

The man does not grow courgettes, and police believe that the offending item must have been thrown over his fence.

The courgette was very dark in colour and weighed in at a very impressive 5kg. It was 40cm in length.

Unexploded bombs are a common discovery in Germany. In May this year, 50,000 people had to be evacuated following the discovery of a dormant explosive in Hannover.

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bro how did ha get that mixed up


He is 81 to be fair that kind of dose


Okay then.


pore guy


Wow just wow 😳