I grew up in Abbeville, and attended St. Mary Magdalen Church many times, but never went near the rectory, so I didn't see this until recently.

To access the rectory parking lot, you have to enter from the side, by the eye doctor's office.  On the wall of the "ministry building", there stands statue: at first glance, the statue looks like one of the characters from the Bible.

Zooming in on the statue (Staff Photo)

 

Here's a picture of the full statue.

 

Notice the creature on the foot of the statue. (Staff Photo)

 

Notice what is on the statue's right foot.  What is that thing?

 

What is this thing?? It looks demonic!! (Staff Photo)

Upon closer inspection, it seems that there is some sort of devil on the statue's foot!

 

Can anyone explain this?