A big catch

Having thought he’d netted a big one, a Florida fisherman was shocked to discover that what was in his net was not a big fish but a very unstable air-to-air guided missile.

Commercial fisherman Rodney Salomon said that he did not panic and simply kept the missile attached to his boat for another 10 days before returning to port.

“I had it strapped to the roof of my boat as we rode through lightning storms,” he said.

The bomb squad from a nearby military base that promptly dismantled it upon his return to shore said the heavily corroded eight-foot-long missile could have exploded at any moment.