Attack of the killer weasels

The ferrets are coming…

And this time, they’re not taking prisoners.

Note to readers: Ferrets are not actually weasels as such , but belong to the same family… Mustelidae, which includes weasels, mink, otters, badgers, polecats (ferrets are actually a domesticated and inbred version), the wolverine, martens, the tayra, the fisher and in some taxonomical classifications skunks.

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6 Responses to “Attack of the killer weasels”


  1. 1 sxKitten October 19, 2007 at 5:06 am

    I envy you your ferrets more than your curly toes.

  2. 2 microsoar October 19, 2007 at 10:14 am

    sxK: Not my ferrets. They belong to the Daughter. And said curly toes have to be kept well away from the weasels lest they be nibbled.

  3. 3 hoffmand October 19, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Your blonde looks a lot like our Harmonica. Your darker one is a little bit darker than Zappa, but still pretty close.

    Our Harmonica is getting FAT. Wondering if we need to put her on a diet.

  4. 4 Doug October 19, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    HIM. Put HIM on a diet. Sorry, boy!

  5. 5 microsoar October 19, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    I presume it’s starting to cool down a bit where you are, Doug. It’s normal for ferrets to start bulking up in Autumn. Our whitey (“Cambridge”) gets quite rotund over winter. Right now though, she’s a lean, mean, nipping machine. The sable (“Snuffles” – who no longer does) doesn’t get quite as fat but she definitely becomes a thicker sausage in the cold weather.

    It’s very unusual for ferrets to become obese.


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