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First Easter egg found Tuesday on Webbwood
Apr 15, 2014 - Staff
Carl King of Riverton is $200 richer Tuesday after finding the first of the two Ranger Easter eggs.
King found the egg along Webbwood Road near the new intersection with 16th Street in east Riverton.
The other egg has not been found.
"I was walking over to a friend's house before work, and I saw this nice egg," King said Tuesday. "I thought 'this is really cool,' and that was before I read what it was."
A small tag on the bottom of the ostrich-sized wooden egg identifies the object as a treasure hunt prize.
"I showed it to my uncle, and he said, 'I can't believe you found that,'" he said.
King also wins two Colorado Rockies baseball tickets in the third row of the third-base infield section.
King said he was aware of the hunt but was not actively looking for the egg when he saw it. His uncle had been following the treasure hunt, and King said he has participated in other Ranger treasure hunts over the years, particularly the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion hunt.
Four clues had been published before King's success.
Clues for the remaining egg will continue through Friday if necessary.