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Trying to tame a wild polecat

When Nick Millman found a 8 – 10-week-old mustelid near his home, he wondered if he’d found a wild polecat. The East Devon resident has worked ferrets for years but this animal didn’t seem like a ferret to him. It had the dark colouring more commonly associated with polecats and behaved very much like a wild creature.

Nick decided to take the animal home and try to tame it.

After three months, it’s as wild as the day he found it.

Can you tell from the video below if it’s a ferret or a rare polecat? Could the speciest, trapped to near extinction in England, be making a comeback?