A man looking for termites to feed his fish was shocked when he found an armed hand grenade in Pattaya instead.
Nongprue police were promptly informed by the Thai man that he had found a grenade in a bush near the railroad.
Police and an explosives disposal service (EOD) team arrived on the scene to find an older M26 hand grenade under a tree.
Khun Su Supayut, 51, told our local reporter “Snelle Jelle”, “I was looking for termites for my fish, when I found this grenade I immediately ran to call the police.
The EOD employees said afterward that the grenade was in excellent condition and could have caused a lot of damage.
Nongprue police are now trying to track down the owner of the projectile and would like to know where the grenade came from.