Ferrets in Southern Ontario
by Julie Dennis
(Dundas, Ontario, Canada)
We live just outside of Hamilton, Ontario, and we live across from a creek and very close to a swampy area and grassland.
The other night at about midnight, my husband saw something that looked like a wild ferret running down the street.
Is this possible? What could it have been?
How interesting! I wonder if what your husband saw could have been a River Otter?
I also researched and figure that what your husband might have seen was either, a Weasel, Mink or Fisher, which typically don't live in Southern Ontario as they are more likely to be found in Northern Ontario.
Or, it could have been a pet Ferret which had been released or had escaped from captivity.
I wonder if any of our readers have seen this animal, or something similar, in the Hamilton area?
Information on The Weasel Family (Mustelidae)