Police in Tattershall are investigating a suspicious incident which saw a raccoon and various birds released.
The incident happened on either December 24 or 25 when offenders went onto a private property in Tattershall.
They opened up cages which allowed birds to fly away and also opened a raccoon enclosure.
It’s not clear whether the raccoon was stolen or released but police believe it could still be in the Tattershall area.
Police say the raccoon - a male - will run away if cornered but have warned that if frightened, it might try to bite.
Anyone who sees the raccoon - or who has any information about the incident - should contact Lincolnshire Police via the 101 number.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers annonymously non 080055511.