A white whale has been spotted in Louisiana, a rare sighting for the state.

In a video posted on YouTube on Thursday, the animal is seen in the bayou at the end of Lake Okeechobee.

It’s the first time the whale has ever been seen in this part of Louisiana.

The animal was spotted by a resident of New Orleans who called police after seeing the animal.

The whale was photographed for about a minute before it vanished.

It was not injured.

Lafayette Daily Advertiser reporter Kevin Johnson contributed to this report.