PERTH, Australia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Western Australia said a fisherman reeled in an unusual find Tuesday -- an unexploded German grenade from World War I.
Western Australia Police said a man fishing off the Applecross Jetty in Perth about 2 a.m. Tuesday reeled in an object that appeared to be an explosive device and police called in a Bomb Response Unit, which identified the object as a 1915 German Granatenwerfer grenade without a fuse.
The object, which is also known as a pineapple bomb due to its resemblance to the fruit, was transported by Navy personnel to a safe area for disposal, police said.
Geoff Smith of the Western Australian Arms and Armament Society told The Guardian the grenade was likely brought back to Australia as a souvenir following the war.
"It has to have been brought back by someone and then dumped. It's the only way it could have got there," Smith said.