Lucy Sparkles Reward: $1,000 For Adorable Kangaroo Who Loves Pillowcases And Cheetos [VIDEO]

By iScienceTimes Staff on November 28, 2012 1:48 PM EST

Lucy Sparkles the Runaway 'Roo
Menhusen family picture of their beloved Lucy Sparkles enjoying her favorite snack ... Cheetos. (Photo: facebook.com)

A kangaroo is on the loose in rural Oklahoma. Residents are advised to be on the lookout for one of the cutest things they've ever seen.

Lucy Sparkles, an 11-month old kangaroo that belongs to the Menhusen family of Shawnee, went missing on Thanksgiving night. Lucy Sparkles lives in a custom-built, climate controlled house behind the Menhusen's home and normally puts herself to bed in a comfy cloth pouch that hangs inside. But when Larry Menhusen went to lock her gate for the night, he couldn't find her anywhere. The family believes the joey was scared off by the noise and activity of a busy Thanksgiving night.

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"She usually responds back with this particular kangaroo sound, but we don't think she could hear him," Shayla Menhusen told ABC News.

Lucy Sparkles' reward was initially set at $500, as the Menhusen family felt she couldn't have wandered far from home and would be back in a day or two. That changed and as time passed (and a reported sighting of Lucy Sparkles came from 20 miles away) the Menhusen family raised Lucy Sparkles' reward to $1000 and set up a Facebook page.

So, what should you do if you happen to spot the runaway roo and want to cash in on Lucy Sparkles' reward?

"If you have a pouch like a pillow case, you can hold it a foot in the air and she'll hop right in," Menhusen said, "Oh, and she loves Cheetos."

Fortunately for the Menhusen family, Lucy Sparkles isn't facing any dangers from the Oklahoma climate.

"Kangaroos can handle weather from our hot oklahoma summers to snow covered grounds. She is spoiled and has a house with A/C and Heat so she is probably uncomfortable but not in life threatening danger from the weather," the family wrote on the 'Bring Lucy Sparkles Home' Facebook page.

Kangaroos generally sleep most of the day and are active at dawn and dusk, but a joey out on its own without other kangaroos around might not be so predictable. The Menhusen family advises people looking to find her and claim Lucy Sparkles' reward to abstain from using dogs to track her, as she might flee even further when she hears them coming. The best bet is to call her like a dog and, above all, to contact the Menhusen family if you spot her.

Oh, and don't forget the Cheetos.

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