Matt Tucker caught a couple of bass at Fellows Lake, Missouri–and fished out a live hand grenade as well.
He noticed an old sock near his lure and pulled the odd bit of trash out of the lake.
Inside the sock? A Vietnam-era pineapple hand grenade with the safety pin still intact.
“I felt the weight to it and felt the ridges of the pineapple and knew what it was,” said Tucker, who formerly served in the Army. “I looked at it and found it wasn’t a dud — it wasn’t drilled out.”
He very carefully laid the grenade-in-a sock on nearby rocks, noting the location, and then went to report it.