Ferret Out The Truth

If you travel to Argentina here's a tip for you, do not buy any cheap toy poodle puppies. They are ferrets on steroids with fluffy hairdos.
     Posted By: patty - Sun Apr 07, 2013
     Category: Animals

There are pictures at the link. I do not know how somebody could mistake even a fluffy ferret for a toy poodle. So here is one urban legend with some truth to it.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/07/13 at 08:45 PM

It's a tabloid story on a variant of the Mexican Sewer Rat legend. Since it's a British tabloid the story is set in South America, but if the US tabloids pick it up they'll relocate it to Mexico.

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 04/07/13 at 11:33 PM
Feh, the stupid Daily Mail write-up says that ferrets are rodents (they are actually mustelids). +1 to the theory that it's just a slightly-tweaked Mexican Sewer Rat tall tale.
Posted by venomlash on 04/07/13 at 11:43 PM
I took my glasses off, back away from the monitor, and closed one eye and it still didn't look like a poodle.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/08/13 at 12:02 AM
Ferrets *DO* smell a lot like a wet dog - even when they are dry.
Posted by tadchem on 04/08/13 at 02:34 PM
Shenanigans. DOUBLE shenanigans.
Posted by Frank on 04/08/13 at 07:43 PM
Ok, duly noted Frank, but why did somebody fluff up that ferret in the picture? That is weird itself.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/08/13 at 09:49 PM
I think the pictures are photoshopped. I doubt it's possible to fluff up a ferret that much, and even if it's possible it would surely be more effort than photoshopping up a pic.

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 04/08/13 at 09:55 PM
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