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Domestic Ferret

The domestic ferret is thought to have been bred down from the European polecat.  It was originally domesticated for use in controlling rats and mice, but also to help catch rabbits for humans to eat.

The domestic ferret is a member of the weasel family, and like most weasels, it can have a strong scent.  In fact, its scientific name is Mustela putorius furo which means "stinking, thieving weasel!"

LIFE Expectancy6-10 years

Fun Fact
If a human baby weighed 7 pounds at birth and grew at the same rate as a caterpillar it would weigh 189,000 pounds when fully grown.
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