The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a highly conspicuous exotic animal.

If you have seen a 10-foot tall, 200-pound giraffe in a unusual area around Acadiana, the sheriff's office needs details.

Now, you won't find the giraffe grazing on trees though because, the missing giraffe is made out of sheet metal and re-bar.

According to sheriff's spokesman John Mowell, the large lawn ornament--valued at approximately one-thousand dollars--was stolen from a business on East Gloria Switch Road on July 4th.

Anyone who has any information on the theft is urged to contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.