November 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM CST - Updated June 28 at 3:20 PM
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma family is searching for their missing pet: an 11-month-old kangaroo named Lucy Sparkles.
Shayla Menhusen says her family last saw Lucy on Thanksgiving, when she thinks the red kangaroo was spooked by people gathered at their home near Shawnee for the holiday.
Menhusen says she and her family have been whistling and calling out Lucy's name as they look for her in nearby fields and woods. But Menhusen says she's worried Lucy can't hear them because it's been windy.
Plus, Menhusen says Lucy is gray, so she blends in with her surroundings in a rural area about 40 miles east of Oklahoma City.
Menhusen says her 4-year-old daughter Layla named the kangaroo that the family got in June.
The family is offering a $500 reward.
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