Police in Germany were relieved when a call about a potential unexploded Second World War bomb turned out to actually be a monster courgette.
A worried 81-year-old called police when he spotted the 16inch (40cm) vegetable- also known as a zucchini – in his garden.
Police rushed to the scene in Bretten, near the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, and quickly established it was nothing to be afraid of.
Officers who responded to the callout said the summer squash “really did look very like a bomb”.
The offending vegetable, which was very dark in colour, weighed about 11lb (5kg). Police believe someone threw it over a hedge into the garden.