(Courtesy Photo - North County Times)
Owner Mary Barnes told the North County Times she is "ecstatic" about the return of her 600-pound statue. Although the moose is pictured without its antlers, it was returned intact after being found abandoned in a Ramona field.
A 600-pound bronze moose has found his way home. The statue stolen from a home in Ramona in late February, reappeared in a vacant field in Ramona on Wednesday, according to the North County Times.
The statue is one of more than other 17 lawn ornaments that have turned up missing in North County in the last few months, the paper reports. Among the missing, a cast-iron statue worth $6,250 from Solana Beach and a $4,000 bronze horse statue from a home in Rancho Santa Fe.
Most of thefts have occurred in the past six months, according to Sgt. Christina Bavencoff of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Anyone with more information is asked to call the Sheriff's department at 858-565-5200 or Crimestoppers at 888-580-847