Police officers in Kent, Washington have issued a warning to all dog owners in the surrounding areas. If they see a random tennis ball around make sure to keep your dog as far away from it as possible!
CBS News reported that people are putting fireworks into tennis balls and launching them into the air. The result is a giant bomb that explodes, but the real issue is that people are leaving extra fireworks-filled tennis balls on the ground without lighting them. This causes them to be land mines to dogs if they aren’t handled with care.
The police department warns:
“A tennis ball bomb is very easy to identify. It is a real tennis ball that has some sort of fuse sticking out of it. The tennis ball could also be completely wrapped in duct tape with a fuse sticking out.” CBS News tells dog owners and individuals
If you see a tennis ball on the ground, your best bet is to stay far away from it and dial 911.
See how the tennis ball bombs are made and what happened when a dog picked one up in his mouth on the next page.