Man Buys Two Poodles for $150, Finds Out They Are Ferrets on Steroids

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This is why keeping your receipt is important. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a sad fad has started up in Argentina's largest bazaar, La Salada, where ferrets on steroids are sold to visitors "disguised" as pure-bred toy poodles.



The pseudo-dogs sell quickly because of what appears to be an amazing price for an in-demand canine. It is not until later that buyers realize they have been duped, and have spent hundreds of dollars on a pumped-up ferret.

One tourist didn't find out he had been tricked until he took his two new "poodles" to the vet for checkups. The vet delivered a shocking diagnosis: The man purchased two ferrets that had been fed steroids since birth and specially groomed to look extra fluffy.



While many considered the stories of these horrid sales to be urban legends, local TV stations are finding they have some truth. Reporters have found several buyers complaining about suffering from the same scam. Multiple people have been sold pure-bred canines for around $150 to only discover they are what Argentina calls the "Brazilian rat."

So far, no one has taken any legal action towards ending this bizarre trade. Hopefully, the practice will stop soon. Not only are tourists being scammed, but we can't imagine a lifetime of drugs is healthy for these innocent ferrets.

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dssmalik

There's a sucker born every minute and two ready to get him.

May 22 2013 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YuukoBaskerville

How did he think they were Dogs ?

April 11 2013 at 12:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sam

Aw Ferrets are cute. My brother had ne. I would have ket them anyway.

April 10 2013 at 6:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rdmoe

lol how could u not know the difference... ?????????????????????? ferrets have a long body and an odor all the time... he must have had bad vision...lol

April 10 2013 at 4:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Karen

Just proves the old adage about some people having more money than brains. What idiots.

May 20 2013 at 10:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aromaremedies

Argentina..that is where Nazi's were allowed to hide recall? Guess some of that evil rubbed off on them..how disgraceful and mean and cruel to the animal..and they call themselves a Christian country...yes cross that chest when you go into church on sunday

April 10 2013 at 1:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ONeAdaGalS

If you can't tell the dif between a dog and a ferret sounds like someone has hit the pub early

April 10 2013 at 1:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brcl711

IDIOT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

April 09 2013 at 9:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mariettahill

lmao wow

April 09 2013 at 4:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sailfish255

C'mon! If this is indeed a true story, then the purchaser has got to be mentally and visibly impaired. There is no way a ferret could possibly be mistaken for a dog!

April 09 2013 at 2:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gunsnnovas

Ferrets are NOT rodents

April 09 2013 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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sailfish255

Thank you!!!

April 09 2013 at 2:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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