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Thieves Return Frog Sculpture To Park In Georgetown

Frog sculpture
Image courtesy City of Georgetown
Georgetown Parks and Rec superintendent Glenn Moss poses next to a frog sculpture that was stolen in October and returned on Christmas Day.

The City of Georgetown emailed us to let us know a 130-pound frog sculpture, stolen from San Gabriel Park in late-October, had been returned on Christmas Day. Surveillance camera footage from December 25 shows two people unloading the sculpture from an SUV and then driving away.

Georgetown Parks and Recreation superintendent Glenn Moss just happened to be strolling through the park yesterday and noticed the sculpture had been returned.

In a whimsical press release, the City of Georgetown says Parks and Rec employees had been theorizing reasons for the frog's reappearance:

 “We’re thinking someone unwrapped the frog [that was a present] for Christmas, had seen the news stories about it, and said, ‘It needs to go back,’” says Eric Nuner, assistant director of parks and recreation.

The sculpture was made by artist Pokey Park and is valued at $12,500.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.