Nine nails were found sticking out of a yellow sponge ball as it lay in the street to be picked up by an unsuspecting passerby.
Jay Parr says he was shocked to see the pet’s toy lying in the redway alongside Nightingale Crescent in Bradville as he walked with his younger sister.
Luckily, the eight-year-old girl did not pick up the menacing object, but Jay feels he should warn dog owners in case there are more out there.
“We didn’t know what it was at first,” Jay said.
“But we knew it was dangerous so we went to have a closer look and saw the nails sticking out of the sponge ball.
“I picked it up carefully and got rid of it, but I wanted to warn other people in case this happens