Man tricked into buying ferrets on steroids instead of pedigree poodles

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

From The Independent:
A gullible retired man in Argentina has fallen victim to a scam after discovering the toy poodle pups he bought at a local market were actually fluffed-up ferrets on steroids.

The unnamed pensioner from Catamarca discovered he had been duped when he took the two animals to his local veterinarian to be vaccinated.

The ferrets had been given steroids to increase their size and had been groomed to make their coats resemble those of pedigree poodles.

Following an investigation local press realised that the man was not alone. Another woman had been told she was buying a chihuahua, but also ended up with a ferret.

According to reports the pensioner paid around £50 for his pedigree 'poodles'. The genuine article can ordinarily cost anything up to £700.
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1 comentarii:

ElvisShotJFK said...

Okay, who came up with the sick idea to give ferrets steroids in the first place? Plus, the picture from the newspaper article shows that there's a definite difference in appearance, especially in the head. Even with grooming, the animals have very different body shapes (not to mention the fur is also likely a giveaway) and I find it hard to believe that someone could mistake one for the other. But I suppose it is possible.

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