12/05/2011 02:00 pm ET Updated Feb 04, 2012

Navy Training Mine Washes Ashore On Miami Beach, Prompting Bomb Squad Response

Of all the strange sights on Miami Beach, a U.S. Navy training mine takes the cake -- or at least bests old men in thongs and teetering ladies wearing heels in the sand.

The mine washed ashore on Miami Beach Monday morning, prompting an emergency response from the Miami-Dade and Miami Beach Bomb Squads.

Beachgoers were asked to leave the immediate area after the suspicious-looking large white tube with red markings was found on the sand near 59th Street and Collins Avenue, just after 10 a.m.

Navy officials said the 6-foot training mine can detonate, according to CNN, but it is not as powerful as a regular mine.

According to reports, Navy representatives are on their way to pick up the mine. It is not yet clear how the mine, used in training exercises, came to wash up on the beach.