Ferrets

by Rebecca on August 1, 2010

in Cute Animal Pictures

The domestic ferret is a member of the weasel family and a descendant of the European Polecat. Some other members of the weasel family are minks, otters, and the endangered Black-Footed Ferret. Domestic ferrets have been domesticated for thousands of years and are not wild animals. Once working animals, they were (and still are in the UK and some other countries) used for ridding barns of rodents and for flushing rabbits from their dens (ferreting). In the United States they are lovable house pets. http://www.everythingferret.com/index.htm

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Three eight week old ferret cubs at the Black Mountains Wildlife Park near Hamburg, Germany.


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