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Boy, 9, digs for worms, finds handgun buried near his home

In this photo provided by the University of Idaho, an adult giant Palouse earthworm stretches nearly to its full length of 10 to 12 inches in the laboratory at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, Monday, April 12, 2010. Two living specimens of the fabled giant Palouse earthworm have been captured for the first time in two decades, University of Idaho scientists revealed on Tuesday. (AP Photo/University of Idaho, Kelly Weaver) CBS

An adult giant Palouse earthworm stretches nearly to its full length of 10 to 12 inches in the laboratory at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, Monday, April 12, 2010.  Two living specimens of the fabled giant Palouse earthworm have been captured f
A boy in Prescott, Ariz. digging for worms, perhaps like this one, found a .38 caliber revolver buried near his house, according to police.
AP Photo/University of Idaho, Kelly Weaver
(CBS/AP) PRESCOTT, Ariz. - A 9-year-old boy digging for worms in northern Arizona found a gun buried near his home.

Police in Prescott say the stainless-steel .38-caliber revolver was in a plastic bag along with one bullet just beneath the ground.

Police say it appears the gun was only covered up to hide it until someone came back to get it.

They say they don't know who owns the gun or how it ended up buried near the home of the boy who found it Monday, who was not identified.

Authorities say the gun's serial number has been checked and it's not reported missing.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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