By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jan 22, 2016 at 10:14 AM

If you get Downtown regularly, you’ve likely already spotted the giant egg sitting atop a crate in Red Arrow Park, near the corner of Kilbourn and Water.

Curiously, the crate, which bears the hashtag #bigishere, is considerably smaller than the egg, which makes one wonder if the egg is actually growing.

And the placement of the egg across from City Hall... Hmmmm, could another mayoral contender be emerging?

MPM director Dennis Kois alerted me to the egg in a tweet...

Then, he said museum staff was looking into it, but, on Twitter, the museum's zoology department appeared as baffled as everyone else...

This morning, I contacted Milwaukee Public Museum to find out more.

"All I can say about the egg is that just like everyone else, we’re very interested in it, too," says MPM spokesperson Jennifer Tetzlaff. "Our scientists are keeping an eye on it and they say it will probably be hatching in early February."

Tetzlaff did say that the she found the timing of the appearance of the egg Downtown interesting because it coincides with the opening of a new dinosaur exhibit, "Ultimate Dinosaurs," at the museum on Feb. 7.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.