An Oklahoma family has lost its pet kangaroo and they're hoping a $1,000 reward will ensure the safe return of their beloved Lucy Sparkles.
On Thanksgiving night, the Shayla and Larry Menhusen were hosting family at their Shawnee, Okla., home and for a while, Lucy was the life of the party, delighting the seven young children in attendance, including the Menhusen's three young daughters.
"But I think Lucy got startled. It was an unusual amount of noise for her," Shayla Menhusen told ABCNews.com.
It was getting dark outside, a time when Lucy usually hops off to bed in her custom built, heated and air conditioned house on the Menhusen's five acres of land.
"Lucy hopped around the back of our home where her house is and my husband went back there to close up her gate," Menhusen said.
At only 11 months old, Lucy still loves to sleep in a pouch that hangs in her house. However, Larry Menhusen couldn't find her there, or anywhere. He whistled for her and called out her name,Read More »from $1,000 Reward For Lost Kangaroo