Picture this. It's 6.45am on a Saturday morning. You're planning on having a bit of a sleep in. Hubby has already left the house for a PT session, and you have the bed all to yourself. Bliss, yes?
I pushed the dog house out of the way, but there was nothing there! I moved it again, and noticed it hide back underneath the dog house. A ferret!! I figured, it must have been someone's pet, because there isn't a ferret infestation in these parts. Don't ask me why, but in my sleep deprived state, it made sense that I should pick up the ferret and bring it inside. Someone must be missing him!
Tip no. 1: Do not place a ferret underneath an overturned washing basket...they can fit through the holes.
"Get up kids and put some shoes on...there's a ferret in the house!!". Okay, so I don't normally wake the kids up like this, but as I said, I really had no idea what was going on. Seth and Eme were seriously excited, and scared, and happy, and jumping up on furniture. I needed to find a box. The ferret was walking around the house like he owned the place, climbing inside Andrew's boots, and crawling under the furniture. By this time 20 minutes had passed. The ferret seemed to like me...or more like he wanted to bite my ankles...ouch!! A few minutes later, and I had that furry sucker cornered, scooped up in the box and out the door. Now to find his owner...
A few weeks earlier, I had noticed a snake enclosure out the front of the neighbour's house a couple of doors down. We'd never met them, but I figured if they were into snakes, they might be into ferrets as well! My hunch was correct. Met Spaz the ferret! His owner was very happy to see him again...
Tip no. 2: Ferrets love the sound of baby toys and the taste of meat (at least, Spaz loved the taste of my hands and ankles)
A knob of devon, and a gentle jingling of Eme's baby tambourine, coaxed him out of his hiddy hole and into his owner's arms. Let me introduce...Ratbag the ferret (ratbag in name and nature).
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