A group of kids playing in the bushes during a birthday party in Golden Gate Park stumbled upon a a loaded handgun yesterday afternoon near the Conservatory of Flowers.

According to a witness, one of the kids did the smart thing and alerted his parents at the birthday party. The parents called the police and SFPD responded to the park just before 3 p.m. yesterday. The cops "took the gun into custody" without any further problems.

No word yet on where the gun came from or if police will be able to trace it back to an owner.