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Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 5 September 2013 in Animal & Insect.

Seen at every County Fair-some Ferret racing.
The Ferrets are described to the audience, if you wish to, you place a £1 bet on which Ferret you think is going to win. Half of the pot distributed to the people who bet correctly, the rest of the money pays for the ferrets food.
Now, dear AM3'ers...I think of this as being a uniquely British sport. Is it played in your Country?

OLYMPUS E-P5 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 200 96 mm (35mm equiv.)

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore


5 Sep 2013 6:47am

David from Avranches, France

Thanks Chris I just spat a mouthful of tea over my keyboard. The look on its face. Superb.

5 Sep 2013 6:49am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love it...

5 Sep 2013 6:55am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great shot, but (and this may surprise you) I hardly ever see a ferret up north!
The last ferret I saw was in St. James Park, London being walked on a lead :-)

5 Sep 2013 7:01am

ARIKA from KYOTO, Japan

Lovely! Well done!

5 Sep 2013 7:15am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I'm surprised by Curly's comment, there was me thinking it was the law to walk around with a ferret down your trousers up north, just shows how wide the north south divide has become ;-))

5 Sep 2013 7:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

the rest of the money pays for the ferrets food. Gourmet lunches then? :)

5 Sep 2013 9:20am

@grouser: I did notice that the owners all had top of the range Range Rovers, but it would be uncharitable of me to suggest..........

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Well done, little fellow (and you, Chris)

5 Sep 2013 9:23am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super, was he the winner? And no I've never seen that kind of race before.

5 Sep 2013 9:45am

The Mouse from Barcelona, Spain

Cracking shot, love the look on its face!

5 Sep 2013 1:21pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I've never seen or heard of a ferret race over here, but had friends who loved theirs (smelly as they were). ;(

5 Sep 2013 2:07pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

PS: The operative word in my previous comment is "had". ;D

5 Sep 2013 2:10pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I haven't heard of it in this part of the states. A fine shot of this animal emerging in the race.

5 Sep 2013 2:40pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Aaaaaw, what a wonderful face! Lovely shot.
I have never heard ferret racing around here, but who knows...

5 Sep 2013 4:01pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a wonderful and perfect shot - also makes me smile which I REALLY need today :-) Thanks for this one, Me E.

5 Sep 2013 7:57pm

@Denny Jump Photo: But, have you ever heard of ferret racing where you live?

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

No but I used to work with a very attractive lady who liked to refer to herself as a ferret.....I never ventured beyond that point :-)

6 Sep 2013 12:00am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is too cute! I have never seen it before. We do have pig races at our county fair. But, they just run on a track. Nobody bets on a particular one. They just cheer them on!

6 Sep 2013 12:34am

barry from Palm Springs, California, United States

Chris, I seen frog, tortoise, and ostrich races, but never ferrets.

6 Sep 2013 1:41am

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! You have ferreted out a great shot!! He looks awfully cute...Excellent capture :-)))

6 Sep 2013 5:13am

L'angevine from Angers, France


6 Sep 2013 7:38am

amir jafari from Tehran, Iran

amazing shot

6 Sep 2013 10:25am

franz from Baden, Austria

no, no ferret races here, i'm afraid ... ;-)

6 Sep 2013 8:39pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Really a funny shot, superbly seen and captured.

12 Sep 2013 3:14pm

1/400 second
ISO 200
96 mm (35mm equiv.)