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25 minutes fighting a ferret!

 
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kaz
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: 25 minutes fighting a ferret!  Reply with quote

Why did it take firefighters 25 minutes to stop a ferret getting to this baby?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a...d-25-minutes-trying-fend-off.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By looking at the injuries I would say the correct word to use is "Nibbled" not "Savaged"

"It popped out of the bush"

"It sank it's TEETH into the finger.....TEETH   I must be missing something here.

Oh well it is the Daily Mail  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last seen dragging a cow into a sewer!

Not nice to happen, but tbh that little nick on the finger certainly does look like it had sunk its teeth in that much!  I had a baby ferret give me a much bigger war wound once.

Funny for the ferret to want to keep trying to get back to them  would love to have it running in my back porch where the burglar got in ideal guard!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARTIC wrote:
By looking at the injuries I would say the correct word to use is "Nibbled" not "Savaged"

"It popped out of the bush"

"It sank it's TEETH into the finger.....TEETH   I must be missing something here.

Oh well it is the Daily Mail  


yeah i know artic and i noticed that the fireman commented it was 'minky' coloured,have they not stopped and thought about that one...poxy papers...
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confused



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there will be a lot of dissapointed housewifes today , the ones who used to dream of fit, hunks , in firemens uniforms , oh dear 25 mins fighting to fend of a ferret , now imagine if it had been a cat !!!!! with 9 lives !!!  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The (extended!) report on BBC Radio Lancs went on for ages, with live phone in interviews of the victims and heroes.
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Woodsmoke



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Utterly ridulous, sensationalised, ill-informed and nonsensical junk, obviously written by a drunken hack with little or no interest in the integrity of what he or she gets away with writing!

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It had hard sharp teeth and glaring eyes. It was doing everything it could to get passed me and Faz and back to the baby


Complete tripe! I've never read such unmitigated balls in my life.

IF it were a ferret, how did it get into the pram? (and if it did, that 'savage bite' probably resulted as it received an accidental clobber from the wee one)

'Minky-coloured'.............well? Was it minky-coloured? Or was it ferret-coloured? You do get wild mink (but they  tend not to wear collars), but there's no such thing as a 'wild' ferret.

And as for the 'pretty sure it was wearing a collar' comment?

Erm..........she then goes on to say ''I think it must have been wild, it was ferocious'

Just decided to dress up for its big day then, did it?  

And as for the 'leapt from a bush' remark? Well, that's what they do, innit? Ferrets are also well-known as man-eating ambush predators that enjoy nothing more than lying in wait for toddlers in pushchairs.

And let's not leave this wee gem out ''Everyone knows ferrets have razor sharp teeth and that they like to cling on'

Erm, no they don't...........they have pointy teeth & they don't like to cling on unless you're rabbit-flavoured.

And please don't let me get started on the brave Fire Brigade heroes

What a pile of utter pish.................

Almost as bad as the link in the middle of the 'article'

'Bird of prey twice swooped on my handbag dog and tried to snatch it in Berkshire park,' claims model

Pathetic tabloid rag should be banned
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woodsmoke.....Someone wanted to earn a quick buck..that's all.
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Woodsmoke



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redtop rags irritate the hell out of me at the best of times..............this nonsense just makes me bite like a ferret jumping out of a bush & attacking a baby, that's all................
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the "In thing" nowadays.

Most people would do anthing to get on TV or to have their mug printed in a newspaper.

Sad state of affairs really  

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