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2011-09-23 19:45:00

Panoscan Inc., the makers of the finest panoramic camera system in the world, is proud to introduce The Ferret, a remotely controlled, under carriage vehicle inspection robot, that is easy to use, highly effective and surprisingly affordable. Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 The Ferret, brought to you by Panoscan Inc, is an easy to deploy and low profile âœrobot cameraâ that moves effortlessly under even the lowest profile vehicle. It features a...

2010-08-19 13:54:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of recent public concerns regarding pet safety when traveling by air, pet travel company PetRelocation.com released today its own pet travel data for 2010. Over 600 pets traveled safely by air via PetRelocation.com's door-to-door pet travel services from January to August without a single loss or fatality. This record is credited to the use of properly-sized travel crates, working only with airlines who keep pets in climate control before,...

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2010-04-13 12:26:17

Scientists from the Canary Islands have compiled data on wild ferrets in La Palma and the damage they cause in the ecosystem, to confirm that the island is the one with the highest number of naturalized animals in the archipelago. The Canarian government permits rabbit hunting using ferrets, an ancient and common practice that has its disadvantages when the ferrets escape or are released into the wild. In the Canaries more than 20, 000 ferrets (Mustela furo) are kept in captivity, and the...

2009-11-11 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three more ferrets in Oregon have tested positive for the 2009 pandemic influenza H1N1 virus, state officials confirmed this afternoon, bringing the total number of cases affecting ferrets in the state to four. Dr. Emilio DeBess, the Oregon state public health veterinarian, says the ferrets that tested positive for the H1N1 virus are among a group of nine ferrets that live with a family in the Roseburg, Ore., area. All nine ferrets,...

2008-07-01 18:00:00

By AMY HUNT Environment Reporter RARE mammals are reappearing in parts of the North East, thanks to conservation efforts. Endangered pine martens, part of the weasel family, are increasingly being seen in woods around the region. Now conservation bosses are trying to find out how many there are and what more can be done to encourage them to thrive. Pine martens are very shy and difficult to spot in the wild. The species has been brought to the brink of extinction in England because...

2008-01-31 09:00:00

The woman whose home , barn and garage were crammed with more than 200 ferrets and carcasses said Wednesday that she was running a ferret rescue shelter that got out of control. Authorities on Wednesday charged Elaine Carole McCraig of the 200 block of N . Lynnhaven Road with a single count of animal cruelty after they removed more than 100 ferrets and nearly an equal number of dead animals from her property the day before. McCraig, director of Ferret Rescue of Tidewater Inc., said she got...

2007-05-01 09:00:24

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Long time e-tailer, Neeps Incorporated, has announced the sale of its pet supply business to Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/) of Rhinelander, WI. Founded by Scott Sanfilippo and Joseph Palko, Neeps Inc. was parent to one of the first e-commerce sites on the Internet, TheFerretStore.com, which was launched in 1994. TheFerretStore.com catered exclusively to the needs of pet ferret owners selling a line of cages, toys, treats and...


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2007-10-23 13:58:02

The African Striped Weasel (Poecilogale albinucha), is the only member in the genus Poecilogale. It is a small black and white weasel native to sub-Saharan Africa. The African striped weasel lives in forests, wetlands, and grasslands. It is a nocturnal hunter of small mammals, birds, and reptiles. The weasel kills its prey by whipping its own body and kicking, making use of its thin, lithe, muscular body to stun and tear the prey item. It sometimes stores its prey in its burrow instead of...

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2007-01-22 15:53:53

The pine marten (Martes martes) is an animal in the weasel family, native to Northern Europe. It's around the size of a domestic cat. Its body is up to 20.87 in (53 cm) long; its bushy tail can be 9.84 in (25 cm). Males are slightly larger than females. On average a marten weighs 3.3 lb (1.5 kg). Their fur is usually light to dark brown and grows longer and silkier during the winter months. They have a cream to yellow colored "bib" marking on their throats. Their habitat is usually...

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2007-01-22 15:28:04

The European Polecat (Mustela putorius), also known as a fitch, is a member of the Mustelidae family. It is related to the stoats, otters, weasels, and minks. They are dark brown with a lighter bandit-like mask across the face, pale yellow underbody fur, a long tail and short legs. They are somewhat larger than weasels, weighing between 24.69 oz (0.7 kg) for females to 59.97 oz (1.7 kg) for males, but smaller than otters. Polecats live in most of the countries of Europe. They are mainly...

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2007-01-22 15:25:23

The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) is a small carnivorous North American mammal closely related to the Steppe Polecat of Russia. It is a member of the diverse family Mustelidae which also includes weasels, mink, polecats, martens, otters, and badgers. It should not be confused with the domesticated ferret. The black-footed ferret is an endangered mammal in North America, according to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). They became extinct in the wild in Canada in 1937,...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.