Fishmonger finds bomb inside squid

Explosive squid caught in China

This may not go down as the catch of the day but a Chinese fishmonger has found a live bomb inside a squid.

The fishmonger got something of a shock while gutting the squid for a customer when he found an eight-inch live bomb inside it. The fishmonger thought something was up when his knife hit something metallic (go figure).

The three-foot long squid was caught off Guangdong province, China, and taken to the fish market in Jiaoling county.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the fishmonger gave his name as Mr Huang and told the local Guangzhou Daily newspaper: "This sort of squid lives close to the shore and normally makes a meal of small fish and prawns.

"Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favourite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught."

The man called the police, who suggested it might have been dropped by a fighter jet, but the date of it was unclear.

The three-pound bomb was detonated in a controlled explosion by police, who said that despite its aged appearance, it was still active and could have blown up at any time.

Strangely, this is not the first time that an explosive was found in the belly of a beast. In 2007, a bowhead whale was found with pieces of a 19th Century bomb.