To: Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Ferrets
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 22:59:19 +1100
Dear All,

It seems that ferrets are harder to eliminate in this news-group than they would be in the wild. To clear up the nomenclature, the common ferret, Mustela putorius furo, is a sub-species of Mustela putorius the European polecat. The genus Mustela also contains ermine, mink and weasels. I any one is interested in the taxonomy, have a look at


Carl Clifford
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