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Ferret(N)- Mustela Putorious meaning mouse eating stinky theif. The ferret is a small carnivorous mammal that is in the Mustelidae family. View definition on Mustelidae for more information.

Ferret(v)- To look for an object in a sly or quick action. Ex: James had to ferret through his drawer to find his underwear.

Black footed ferret(N)- The Black footed ferret or Mustela Nigripes is the only wild ferret and lives in the American Prarie. Black footed ferrets are the among the most endangered organims on the planet and in the world. Black footed ferrets are in extinct in the wild. To read more on the black footed ferret view the articles section

Domesticated ferret(N)- A cross breed between european and steppe polecats. Due to genenetic variations added to the organism the creature becomes a domesticated ferret. Domesticated ferrets are the third most popular pet in the United States.

Ferreting(v)- A practice in which domesticated ferrets are released into burrows to get rodents like rabbits for hunting purposes.

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Re: What is this animal? - Photographed near Hana in Maui

The legs are too thin for a ferret. It also does not appear to have ears that stick up above the head. It does not look like is has shoulders. It is low to the ground and the head, body and tail are parallel to the ground when walking. ...

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by fredb3
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal? - Photographed near Hana in Maui
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Help identifying this mammal

... The tail does not have a ring pattern (as far as I can tell in this picture) and red pandas do. The body of this specimen is longated, and much to ferret like to be a red panda. I flat out, do not know what this species is however, if possible and you have the opportunitey look up the genus, family ...

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by Darwin420
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help identifying this mammal
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A website for comments and statistics for journals

We've just build a website for people to share the publication information of journals. ferret.cs.princeton.edu/pubrank/filter/A/ We hope this website will provide people a platform to share information of publication time, review efficiency, etc. and everything 'dark' ...

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by yguan
Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A website for comments and statistics for journals
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Views: 1537

Career Options?

... As far back as I can remember, my family and I have kept a myriad of both domestic and exotic animals. Even my earliest memory involves our ferret, Spike(RIP :( ). Anyways, my senior year of high school is here and college is rigt around the corner. I am planning on a major in Wildlife Biology. ...

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by thoughtudied999
Sun May 27, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Career Options?
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Views: 2143

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