Stephen Clark, a Fort Myers Beach resident, was surprised to see a life-sized nutcracker statue while sipping coffee on his balcony.
Initially believing it to be a real body, Clark used his binoculars to look closer before realizing it was just a statue.
"I grabbed my binoculars… and I'm looking at it. I'm looking at it, and I'm like, those are the feet. That's a body," said Clark.
Clark then posted his discovery on social media and was able to locate the owner, Ashley Nicole.
Nicole expressed sadness at the statue's condition, which held Christmas memories for her family, but was relieved to have it back.