A bunny rabbit was among the items stolen from gardens in the Kettering area over the last three weeks.
The pet was one of a host of possessions taken by thieves, which has prompted police to urge householders to protect their property.
Since the middle of May, a total of 37 garden thefts have been reported in the area.
Stolen items have included garden furniture, lawnmowers, barbecues and garden ornaments, as well as two meerkat solar lamps, a gnome, two crates of lager and a baby rabbit.
Other items which have been stolen from gardens include four bottles of milk from a house in Desborough, 30 paving slabs from a house in Mawsley, clothes from a washing line in Kettering and two stone statues of a boy and a girl which were taken from a house in Kettering.
Kettering sector commander Insp Richard Tall said: “We would encourage people to put any valuable garden items they have either in the house or a locked shed in the evening because these opportunist thieves will remove any items that are not secure.
“And we would ask anyone who has any information about any of these thefts to contact us so we can arrest these thieves and let the courts deal with them.”
Anyone who knows anything about any of these garden thefts can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.