FURRY FRIEND—Weasels are often mistaken for ferrets. The weasel is useful for eradicating harmful mice and rats in rural areas.
If there’s any critter that is more maligned than the rat, it’s likely to be the weasel. There’s a catalogue of pejorative rodentrelated remarks. Yet rats are lauded by scientists as displaying intelligence, cleverness and problem-solving skills. Plus a tame rat can make a fun child’s pet.
Meanwhile, “ weasel” has become uniform...
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