TITLE

Ferret

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Ferret, a carnivorous mammal related to the weasel. The domestic ferret, when mature, is about 19 inches (48 cm) long, including a 5-inch (13-cm) tail. It has a slender body, short legs, and a flat, triangular head. It is yellowish white, sometimes brown. The domestic ferret is raised as a pet and for use in driving rats and rabbits from their burrows. Ferrets that have escaped domestication are extremely destructive, especially to poultry.
ACCESSION #
37309523

 

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