Delaware animal hospital searches for stolen gecko

July 10, 2013 4:13:59 AM PDT
An animal hospital in Delaware is searching for a stolen reptile.

They say someone walked off with an African fat-tailed gecko over the weekend.

The Delaware Wildlife Rehabilitators Association in Bear noticed the little guy was missing earlier in the week.

A donation box was also wiped out.

Volunteers are worried because the lizard requires a special diet and a heat-controlled environment.

Online reptile dealers offer up to $2,000 for such an animal.

The center hopes whoever took it will bring it back.