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I had to take a check up to the local mechanic shop and I had Koda and Bentley with me and my siblings and cousin. We were going to the park after I dropped the check off so that is why I had everybody. The guy came out to get the check. My sister was holding Koda since I had Bentley. He told me that I shouldn't let my sister hold Koda or let anyone around him because he has heard of ferrets killing and eating people Uh, okay thanks for the tip,lol. He then went on to say that he can seriously injure Bentley and I shouldn't let them together either. Okay, Bentley is 60lbs and Koda is barely 2lb's. I'm sure my dog could hold his own ;) All I can say is it gave me a good laugh.


This is the killer ferret that is going to eat me.





Oops just realized I put this in the wrong spot, sorry.
 

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Lolz, there's a book out there that's pure hysterical nonsense, that most of the ferret bans are based on. It's named something hilarious like "The pet European ferret: a threat to livestock and humans". You should see if you can find it; it's a hoot. My local library has it, maybe yours does too. You gotta wonder about the mental capacity of people who believe that rot.

Pet ferrets are descended from the European polecat. No cobras in Europe! They aren't mongooses (mongeese? :p). And they've been domesticated at least since the first century CE (first historical reference that can be confirmed, but they seem to have already been domesticated by then). They were domesticated for hunting rabbits. There are no historical records of ferrets killing and eating any humans back then either :D.
 

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They do to kill cobras :D
http://youtu.be/v8bPKhJDlns


The sad part is when we left my cousin(3) said "that man is mean, Koda would not kill someone he is nice." but Kodas most favorite thing to kill is a little mouse that squeaks :D

I will fix that though,lol. I'm a bad ferret owner and got Mongooses and ferrets confused.
 

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Oh, here's the real name of that book: "Pet European ferrets: a hazard to public health, small livestock and wildlife".

It would be so funny if it weren't so stupid.
 

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It's a wonder ya'll are still alive!

I remember 20 years ago, someone telling me I had to get rid of my cats because they would suffocate my infant son.

Good luck with your 'man eaters'.
 

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Lolwut?

My friend's ferret will chew my earrings right out of my ears. I guess that's sort of like death. :)
 

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Koda loves my aunt;s lip ring. Then again he loves everything he thinks he can steal,lol.
 

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Personally, I find ferrets hilarious and adorable but frightening. I've seen those teeth >_>
But I have a friend with 4 dogs in the house between she and her room mate and they all get along just fine with her ferrets, and her rats. The ferrets, the rats, the dogs and the cats all seem to co-exist perfectly with one another. I've yet to see a ferret take down a dog.
 

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What? Their teeth aren't any bigger than those of a cat or dog the same size. I definitely wouldn't have them around rats, because I wouldn't take the chance of one remembering his instincts, but I suppose if they were raised together. . .nah, I wouldn't. I wouldn't risk an introduction to a rabbit, either. They usually get along well with cats and dogs, though.
 

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I wouldn't risk the rat thing either. When my rabbits are inside Koda is on a leash or in his cage. The ferret I had before him was fine with the rabbits but still leashed while around them. Koda tries to attack them. Well he is playing but he still hurts the rabbits. The way he "plays" with the rabbits is the same way he plays with my other animals. But still I will never risk it.
 

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Well, at the risk of sounding like I'm changing my story, I don't actually know if she allows the ferrets and rats to interact, but the ferrets and the cats and dogs seem to get along just fine.
 
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