Wooden Sculpture of Giraffe Sells for Nearly $3500

A mysterious wooden sculpture of a giraffe that turned up at a Hamptons  police impound lot last year has found a home, just in time for the  holidays. The life-size statue was put up for auction and sold for  $3,333. 

According to the East Hampton Star, the buyer’s name is  being kept anonymous "in the interest of the giraffe’s security and  safety." Village administrator Becky Hansen explained, "We’re worried  that someone might steal it." The 15-foot-tall giraffe was found by  authorities abandoned near a nature trail earlier this year; before  that, it was spotted in several different locations in a national state  park.

Source:  East Hampton Star