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Ferrets are related to the [[weasel]] and [[ermine]]. They are known to be used for [[hunting]] rabbits by Roman times and are recorded as being used in this capacity by the [[13th century]] both in [[England]] and continetal [[Europe]]. By the [[15th century]], ferrets also become pets for the well-bred, most notably seen in a portrait of [[Elizabeth I]].
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'''Ferrets''' are related to the [[weasel]] and [[ermine]]. They are known to be used for [[hunting]] [[rabbit]]s by [[Roman]] times and are recorded as being used in this capacity by the [[13th century]] both in [[England]] and continental [[Europe]]. By the [[15th century]], ferrets also become pets for the well-bred, most notably seen in a portrait of [[Elizabeth I]].
   
Medieval [[manuscript]]s depict the ferret being released into rabbit burrows, where it pursues the rabbit, which jumps out of the burrow and into a net.
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[[Medieval]] [[manuscript]]s depict the ferret being released into rabbit burrows, where it pursues the rabbit, which jumps out of the burrow and into a net.
   
 
===External Links===
 
===External Links===
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[http://www.doctorbeer.com/joyce/ferrets/frhistpg.htm Ferrets in Art History]
 
[http://www.doctorbeer.com/joyce/ferrets/frhistpg.htm Ferrets in Art History]

Revision as of 13:16, 23 February 2005

Ferrets are related to the weasel and ermine. They are known to be used for hunting rabbits by Roman times and are recorded as being used in this capacity by the 13th century both in England and continental Europe. By the 15th century, ferrets also become pets for the well-bred, most notably seen in a portrait of Elizabeth I.

Medieval manuscripts depict the ferret being released into rabbit burrows, where it pursues the rabbit, which jumps out of the burrow and into a net.

External Links

Ferrets in Art History