An Ohio man made a potentially explosive discovery this weekend when he unearthed a box of TNT while burying a family pet.
Adrian Ayers, 37, of Blanchester, a village located about 35 miles northeast of Cincinnati, was digging a hole to bury his cat when he made the unsettling find on Sunday, police said.
Ayers told police he thought the metal box contained bullets and C-4 explosives, WKRC reported.
"The ... bomb squad arrived at the scene and determined the material to be five three-quarter sticks of TNT," Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt told The Wilmington News Journal.
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The explosive material was removed from the scene and disposed of at an undisclosed location.
Authorities have yet to comment on how or why the explosives were in Ayers' backyard.
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