Snohomish egg’s whereabouts are a giant mystery

SNOHOMISH — With Easter only a few days away, a giant plastic egg that’s been laid on several farms and front lawns near Snohomish in recent weeks may have fallen victim to fowl play.

“Evidently I’ve been eggnapped,” said a cryptic note left inside a small plastic egg in Brock Ricci’s mailbox more than a week ago.

None of the eggs, large or small, have been seen in the area since, according to Ricci.

Beginning shortly before Valentine’s Day, a hollow, hard plastic egg about 6 feet long appeared on Ricci’s family farm on Elliott Road south of Snohomish.

It showed up intermittently there, at other farms and on front lawns south of Snohomish. First it was yellow, then white, then blue, pink and purple, in that order, Ricci said.

“This is the longest it’s disappeared for,” said Ricci, 52.

Ricci firmly denies any involvement in the caper. His family grows hay, corn and pumpkins on the farm. Bob Ricci, Brock’s brother, runs Bob’s Corn, Maze and Pumpkin Farm on the property.

Their father, Darrell Ricci, keeps chickens, but family members swear the eggs are not a publicity stunt on their part. Easter is Sunday.

Ricci said his family has questioned friends they’ve suspected of being behind the prank. None have confessed.

Two previous notes were left in the Riccis’ mailbox, each inside a small plastic egg that matched the color of the big one at the time. The notes appear to be in a woman’s handwriting.

The first note read:

I need to be free

I like to roam

You put me in a cage

Now I’m going home

xoxoxo.

The second:

When I left home

I was blue

Gone Sunday morn

my family went Boo-hoo!

Thanks for doing me no harm

Think I feel safer on Ricci’s farm

We like the pink

At least the color doesn’t stink

(Smiley face below).

The Riccis have watched at night to see if they can spy the egg coming or going, so far to no avail.

“If it’s laying low, they may be planning a surprise on Easter,” Ricci said.

Bill Sheets: 425-339-3439; sheets@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

Shock from WSU suicide ripples through Snohomish County

Roughly 1 in 10 seniors, sophomores and 8th-graders said they had attempted to take their own lives.

New leaders coming to county, state political parties

Hillary Moralez of Bothell takes over as chair for the Snohomish County Democratic Party.

Mom and brother turn in suspect in Stanwood robberies

The man is suspected of robbing the same gas station twice, and apologizing to the clerk afterward.

$1,000 reward for info on who killed an eagle near Snohomish

After being shot, the raptor was treated at the Sarvey Wildlife Center but died overnight.

Possible bobcat sighting keeps Snohomish students inside

The creature was spotted on the campus of Valley View Middle School around noon.

Derrick “Wiz” Crawford, 22, is a suspect in the homicide of his roommate. (Edmonds Police Department)
Roommate suspected in Edmonds killing found hiding in closet

Police had been searching for him for 10 days before locating him at a house in Everett.

Stabbing in Everett follows dispute between brothers-in-law

The victim, 54, was hospitalized. The suspect, 29, had not been apprehended Thursday.

Camano Island man gets 18 years for role in drug ring

He was convicted of helping lead a drug distribution network in four Washington counties.

Lake Stevens man missing since beginning of January

Jason Michael Knox White hasn’t used his credit card or withdrawn money from his bank since then.

Most Read