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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-grenade2706apr27,0,1982037.story?coll=orl-news-headlines

    Pit bull digs up trouble in west Orlando backyard
    Fifty the dog unearthed what may be an unexploded World War II-era grenade.

    Willoughby Mariano | Sentinel Staff Writer
    Posted April 27, 2006


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    Fifty the dog likes digging. Digging for bugs, digging for trash, digging for the pure joy of digging.

    On Wednesday, the pit bull's favorite pastime yielded a possible World War II-era grenade.

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    Owner Vivian Rogers spotted the explosive as she raked the backyard of her west Orlando home.

    "I was putting the leaves in the trash and it landed right there," said Rogers, 30. Fifty, named after famous rapper 50 Cent, is an 8-month-old white-and-tan puppy. Since January, when Rogers bought the Aqua Court house, he has resided in the backyard. His hobbies are burrowing and chewing.

    "He's a digger, an ant lover," Rogers said.

    Therefore it was no surprise Tuesday when he dug through the garbage and scattered it across her backyard.

    Rogers, a mother of three, surveyed the mess late that night and decided to go to bed.

    "I was too tired," she said.

    Wednesday morning began typically. Rogers fed Fifty, grabbed a rake and started cleaning up. Among the usual waste was a rusted, greenish object with what appeared to be a pin at the top. It was small enough to fit in your hand.

    Rogers thought it was a smoke bomb, but called her father to make sure. Using expertise developed through years of viewing war movies, he surmised it was a grenade and told her to call 911.

    Firefighters arrived shortly after 10 a.m., saw the device and told her to leave immediately.

    Rogers brought the dog inside the house and put shoes on her children, ages 12, 7 and 3. The kids were still wearing their pajamas as they drove to the home of Rogers' grandmother.

    Fifty remained at Rogers' house, which caused her grandmother much distress.

    "It was like she was more worried about the dog than me," Rogers said.

    The device may have been a replica of a grenade, but Orlando firefighters treated it as an actual one as a precaution, Assistant Chief Greg Hoggatt said.

    "For our purposes, if it looks like one, it is one," he said.

    Firefighters evacuated the neighborhood and called out the bomb squad, which lowered the object into a "bomb trailer," which is something like a giant soup pot, but made from steel, Hoggatt said.

    If the device were to explode, the bomb trailer would prevent shrapnel from flying.

    Firefighters gave the possible grenade to military officials, who typically destroy explosives by blowing them up.

    It's not clear how the device arrived in Rogers' Carver Shores backyard.

    Rogers moved in only four months ago, and the house has changed hands four times since it was built in 1968, according to Orange County property records.

    "There's a lot of investigation that has to be done because we don't like those hand grenades just popping up anywhere," Hoggatt said.

    Rogers said she has been shaken by her dog's discovery. Firefighters assured her that there are no more grenades in her backyard, but Rogers can never be too careful, she said.

    "I don't think anyone's going into the backyard for a while," she said.

    Fifty isn't going there, either.

    "He's a front-yard dog now," Rogers said.

    Willoughby Mariano can be reached at [email protected] or 407-420-5171.
     
  2. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I wouldn't have called it in:o
     
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    i'd have a new piece in my collection:o
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    That would be on my mantle :o
     
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    just don't go bashing flies on your desk with it...


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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I got it.:wavey: And it was a bug.
     
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    And I thought it was an unspent shell!
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'de be borrowing a metal detector from someone and walking around the rest of my backyard :o
     
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    if only one, it'd be in my stash. if i found more than one, i'd be obligated to do some "testing" to ensure their efficacy and safety ;)
     
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    That'd be dangerous as hell.
     
  13. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Yeah if several were found a trip to my uncles property upstate would be required :eek3:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Thats why you rig it up with a string or something to yank the pin out incase the fuse is unstable.
     
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    Yeah. I bet a lot of people wouldn't think of that though. That's the scary part.
     
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    How far do those things throw shrapnel?
     
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    Seems like it's a pretty big range.
     
  18. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    When using an antipersonnel grenade, the objective is to have the grenade explode so that the target is within its effective radius. For the U.S. M67 fragmentation grenade, the effective kill zone has a five meter radius, while the casualty-inducing radius is approximately fifteen meters

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    I think the m67 is the newer model though, so the range of the one they found would most likely be different.
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  20. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    if its WWII era its probably one of these, I got one on my desk but its deactived :hs:

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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    She probably has someone's weapons cache from 20 years ago buried in her back yard. FL crew should pose as city workers and "inspect the pipes" buried in her back yard :eek3:
     
  22. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Just don't use it to try and kill a bug.


    Edit: Repost. :o We got it.
     

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