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Uh, authorities need your help in finding a runaway kangaroo

10:00 AM EST on November 26, 2012

When I was a kid, I always liked kangaroos. Or was it boomerangs. I can't remember. All I know is that I really liked Australian stuff growing up. Crocodile Dundee was my favorite movie, Elle McPherson was my favorite actress and Yahoo Serious was my favorite actor. That probably explains all you need to know about me.

Anyway, an Oklahoma family lost their freakin' kangaroo over the Thanksgiving holiday. From the UPI:

Family searching for missing kangaroo

An Oklahoma family is offering a $500 reward for their missing pet kangaroo, who disappeared on Thanksgiving.

The Menhusen family, of north Shawnee, realized their an 11-month-old kangaroo Lucy Sparkles was missing on Thanksgiving, The Shawnee (Okla.) News-Star reported.

Lucy likely wandered off, frightened by all the children outside, as kangaroos can be sensitive to noises.

"We're certainly heartbroken and sad -- we just want her to come home," mother Shayla Menhusen said.

The family searched for Lucy Thursday night and again on Friday, but she hasn't been found.

"We feel like she's close," Menhusen said, adding that hopeful Lucy will find her way back home or be found safe. "She's the only pet we have."

Menhusen said if Lucy is found that she is very friendly and likes being held. She should be kept in a yard with a fence.

The family is also offering a $500 reward for anyone who returns the kangaroo safely.

I imagine it must suck to lose your kangaroo and everything, but when an animal gets scared and runs away from home because it hears the innocent sound of children laughing and playing, it may not be the best pet for you and your family. Perhaps you should consider owning a dog or cat or basically any other animal that doesn't belong in a zoo!

Also, Lucy Sparkles? That's what they named the damn thing? It sounds like some new strain of exotic marijuana, not a deranged creature that likes to box.

Anyway, here's a photo of Lucy:

Okay, so that's not Lucy Sparkles. It's just some random pic I found online, but does it really matter? Are you going to mistake Lucy for some other kangaroo hopping along a dirt road cut through the rural Oklahoma countryside? Probably not.

On that note, wouldn't it be funny if the kangaroo stumbled across an unsuspecting couple having a picnic, or some unsuspecting farmer feeding his cattle? Well, it would be until the farmer shot the damn thing. Then it would be sad.

Anyway, if you find Lucy, I guess call the police, animal control or this lady. Any will work.

Thanks for reading!

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