During Pharaoh’s day – a Ferret or not a Ferret? [c 2686 BC – 1070 BC]

There seem to be a number of people who maintain that ferrets were first kept in Egypt as rat catchers but I have been unable to verify this as fact. Strabo talks about the ichneumon being an animal peculiar to Egypt in Augustus’ time. This animal was a member of the Viverridae family (other animals … Read more

Weasel Kit Adopted by Cat

This is an oldie but an absolute goldie! Nine years ago it was reported that a pregnant cat in West China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region brought home an orphaned weasel kit. I can only imagine that it was because of her condition that the cat was feeling incredibly motherly and so didn’t eat the little creature … Read more