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Pet Pop Quiz Answer

So are you a biology mastermind or real good at using Google?  Did you know the answer?

Q. What small pet has a scientific name that translates to mouse catching stinky thief?


A. The ferret.  The domestic ferret’s scientific name is Mustela putorius furo.

Mustela (the Genus name for ermines, ferrets and weasels)  = mouse catcher

putorius = stinky

furo = thief

(Source:All About Ferrets)

As a ferret owner, I do have to say that ferrets have a bad rep about stinking.  They have a musky odor, some people may not like it while other people actually spend money to buy musk perfume*.

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