Dog plays fetch with unexploded WWII mortar | photos, video Peppah with her Birubi sand dunes find – an unexploded WWII mortar – on Saturday, August 26. The family thought it was an old car or bike part at first.
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Peppah looks proud with her find – an unexploded WWII mortar. She located it in the sand dunes at Anna Bay on Saturday, August 26.

Peppah with her Birubi sand dunes find – an unexploded WWII mortar – on Saturday, August 26.

Peppah with her Birubi sand dunes find – an unexploded WWII mortar – on Saturday, August 26.

Peppah with her Birubi sand dunes find – an unexploded WWII mortar – on Saturday, August 26.

Peppah with her Birubi sand dunes find – an unexploded WWII mortar – on Saturday, August 26.

Peppah, the white dog, Brixton, the brindle dog, with Mischa Spring, 17, and Shenandoah Spring, 12, exploring the Birubi sand dunes at Anna Bay.

Peppah, the white dog, and Brixton, the brindle dog, with the unexploded WWII mortar.

Peppah and Brixton on the sand dunes.

Peppah and Brixton on the sand dunes.

TweetFacebookBrixton playing in the Birubi sand dunes at Anna Bay on Saturday, August 26. Later, Brixton’s friend, Peppah, found an unexploded WWII mortar. Mr Spring used Google maps to pinpoint the location of the mortar and phoned police about 4.30pm.

The unexploded military mortar, about 15 centimetres in length, was located in the dunes about 200 metres fromJessie’s Road in Anna Bay.

Detective Inspector Scott Parker, the Port Stephens police command’s crime manager, said Peppah and the family had a lucky escape on Saturday.

“There is a possibility it could have exploded in [Peppah’s] mouth,” he said.

On receiving the report of the mortar find, the Port Stephens command contacted the NSW Police Force’s Rescue and Bomb Disposal unit.

Rescue and Bomb Disposal then contacted the Royal n Air Force (RAAF).

On Sunday, members of the RAAF attended the location of the Anna Bay mortar provided by Mr Spring.

The RAAF completed a “controlled detonation” on site, which disposed of the mortar.

“It’s fortunate on this occasion that it didn’t explode when found,” Detective Inspector Parker said.

“[Peppah] is quite lucky.

“We remind the public that if you do find old military ordnance to do as [Mr Spring] did and pinpoint the location and contact police and we will contact the ADF.”

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