The tame weasel appears again in Otto Keller’s 1909 monograph work on animals in antiquity. Keller repeats the pet weasel hypothesis, and adds:
I’m an Ozzy fan. He’s so adorable. I know weasels are not pets but they are so cute I can only imagine it was their bad press in the past as pests that kept them from being pets. Nowadays, with all the stray cats and dogs, there’s no sense in domesticating a new animal when we can’t even take care of the ones we’ve already domesticated.
I also saw a picture sequence on the internet this summer of a stoat — as they are known in the United Kingdom — that attempted to take down a much-larger woodpecker. The fearless weasel had clenched down on the neck of the bird, which immediately took flight. The rash rodent rode the bird like a flying carpet for several seconds only yielding its meal when the bird finally landed too close to human spectators. This led me to an internet search where I watched a video of another weasel taking down a rabbit that was 10 times its own size.
A home video clip of someone’s pet Malayan weasel …
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Giving gifts is always fun, especially when you treat your pet to a new toy! If you thought watching a dog get a fresh bone or a cat playfully embrace catnip was entertaining, just wait until you see what this weasel does when it spots its new toy.Click ‘Continue’ to see Ozzy the weasel war dance with his new toy! What do you think about this pet? Comment to let us know and if you found this interesting, make sure to SHARE this post with all of your friends on Facebook.While not an incredibly common pet, this domesticated weasel Ozzy was clearly more than excited when he received a new toy. Jumping, hiding, and running at the toy, this weasel is absolutely adorable to watch.About a month later, a caller phoned in to Mayor Giuliani’s radio show on behalf of a pro-ferret organization that sought to legalize keeping the critters as pets. Giuliani hung up on the man, but that didn’t stop him from launching into an unhinged, now-famous tirade, decrying the man’s “excessive concern with little weasels” with characteristic deafness to irony. In 2007, Rob Donnelly charmingly animated the screed for Slate, and its glory has not faded:“When I was a kid, I had a pet weasel. I think that’s a rather unusual animal for a kid to have. But I was a rather unusual kid.”Although ferrets and weasels belong to the same scientific family, Mustelidae, their appearance, habits and appetites are different. While both are swift, thinly built creatures, their coloring, adult size and hunting habits vary. Ferrets have been domesticated, while weasels remain untamed.