Owner appeals for missing ferretsBy Jon Nurse
May 24, 2012
A young ferret enthusiast is appealing for help to find his four ferrets which have been stolen from their hutch in his garden.
James Girdler, 20, of Hurst, is offering a £300 reward for the return of his ferrets - Wolfy, Whiskey, Womble and Mirrem.
The computer aided design engineer said: "I went out to feed them on Wednesday morning and found they weren't there and the door which had been locked the night before was open.
"I would ask anyone who sees them around or hears of someone finding them to contact me on my mobile. I have reported the fact that they are missing to the police in case anyone finds them.
"They weren't valuable, nothing like the amount of the reward, but I am really sorry to lose them. People say ferrets are smelly and vicious, but they're not. They're great creatures to keep, full of energy, inquisitive and can become quite tame with the correct care and attention."
Two of James's missing pets were Polecat ferrets, similar in looks to wild polecats. Wolfy is mainly dark brown, and Whiskey is lighter coloured with more white in his fur. They have black eye patches and white ears, cheeks and snouts.
Womble is a Sandy ferret, a light sandy colour with a white throat patch and a slightly darker tail. Mirrem, an Albino ferret, is the only female and is much smaller - all white, with red eyes and her canine teeth missing.
James, a keen photographer, won various prizes in a national competition run by a pet food company for photos of his beloved ferrets.
Contact James with any information on 07557 686 155.