Last week, the San Antonio Police Department’s Bomb Squad was brought in after dozens of rounds of decades-old ammo was discovered underneath an area home. Based on the date on the back of the box, the ammunition was around 40 years old. A family member in the home happened upon a sealed box with 75 rounds of ammo in the basement.

Half a dozen nearby homes were evacuated for about three hours as a safety precaution while the bomb squad investigated the discovery. Residents were soon able to return to their homes.

"This is definitely a big danger, because they've been under there so long. They've rusted, they've been exposed to the weather, elements outside so we definitely want to get them disposed of as quickly as possible." - Capt. Troy Balcar of the San Antonio Fire Department

This is the second time officials were called to the home in the past couple of weeks. Last week, the bomb squad disposed of shotgun casings found at the home.

If you come across ammuntion you don't want anymore, especially if the ammo is corroded, call your local police non-emergency number and let them know you'd like to dispose of it. They'll send an officer out to pick it up or they'll share an alternative method if it's just a couple of rounds