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A dog owner got a surprise when his "dopey" pet dug up a Second World War shell on the beach.
Gary Wells, 37, said his French bulldog Gus is never normally interested in picking up sticks, chasing balls or digging holes so he was surprised when the four-year-old pup started digging in the sand at Studland beach, Dorset.
The protective pooch then tried to keep his owner away from the metal object he had found, pushing his body against him and preventing him from getting to the hole.
Eventually Mr Wells, a care manager from Langton Matravers, was able to get a look at the ordnance and immediately called the emergency services.