Toy Poodle or Ferret?

Surprisingly, that is a serious question, as a man who thought he bought a toy poodle at Argentina's largest bazaar found out that he had gotten a ferret instead:

Gullible bargain hunters at Argentina's largest bazaar are forking out hundreds of dollars for what they think are gorgeous toy poodles, only to discover that their cute pooch is in fact a ferret pumped up on steroids.

One retired man from Catamarca, duped by the knock-down price for a pedigree dog, became suspicious he had bought what Argentinians call a 'Brazilian rat' and when he returned home took the 'dogs' to a vet for their vaccinations.

Imagine his surprise when his suspicious were confirmed - he had in fact purchased two ferrets that had been given steroids at birth to increase their size and then had some extra grooming to make their coats resemble a fluffy toy poodle.

James Nye of The Daily Mail has more of this hard hitting news story: Link

Now I want a ferret.

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I'm from Argentina, where the article was originated and makes absolutely no sense at all.

A ferret here in argentina costs 2200 pesos (

A toy poodle costs between 1300 to 1850 pesos (

So, why would this story make sense? You get more money out of a straight up ferret that out of a pimped out one to look like a poodle.

Even more. The "reporter" goes with a printed picture to as random people at a fair. Not the seller, nor the buyer.
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Weird. Obviously the buyers really didn't know much about Poodles if they were tricked by the ferrets.

The ferret looks cute like that but it's terrible that they are pumped up with steroids to fool people.

This is a sad story.
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