Originally Posted by 73shark
Moral of the story: Don't hold up the detonator and brag how you just defused the bomb.
Heck with that...
Don't they usually have a little robot or a big container they roll up with on a trailer for these things?
I don't think I've ever seen anyone actually diffuse a bomb. They always just clear the area, isolate it with something protective and blow it up.
If all else fails, though it might not be environmentally conscious and all that, just dig around the thing to expose it, have Howser step off, then grab it and toss it in the lake.
At the very least, if you're going to do the whole "defusing" thing, at least put some sand bags around it (except where Howser needed space to get is leg out of there). If nothing else, it might prevent other potential surround mines you might have missed from being set off should you fail to disarm it.
These must also be the "watch your back" series of mines. They take so long to go off, you're well down the road out of range of it when it does.
"Sir, a mine just went off back there. What are your orders?"
"We move...forward...and feel fortunate the way is clear in case we need to retreat."