Today the UK celebrates its second Ferret Day, an annual event held every May 5th to raise awareness about the domesticated ferret. This mischievous animal has has been working with humans for over 2500 years, and ferret racing is still popular in rural fairs.

The name “ferret” comes from the Latin furittus, meaning “little thief,” probably because the animal is known to steal small objects; today, trained ferrets are used to lead wires and cables in confined spaces.

Why don't you vote on your favorite photo below—or if you're already an owner, post your own picture!

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First Bath

First Bath

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mrstregs 4 years ago

Awww! ~ :o)

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#2

This Bed Is Mine!

This Bed Is Mine!

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#3

They Never Leave Eachother's Side

They Never Leave Eachother's Side

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GeorginaBurns 4 years ago

So well behaved..........when they are asleep.

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Sleeping

Sleeping

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GeorginaBurns 4 years ago

Awesome.

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#5

Ferret Sleeping

Ferret Sleeping

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Thehungrybeagle 3 years ago

Lets see.... How do you unknot this

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#6

Best Friends

Best Friends

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ReneeCroteau 4 years ago

Two's company.... no wait..... three's company!!!!

#7

Halloween Costume For Ferret

Halloween Costume For Ferret

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mrstregs 4 years ago

How awesome!!! ~ :o)

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#8

Luxury Ferret

Luxury Ferret

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ReneeCroteau 4 years ago

gots my tub, slippers & baffrobe.......now I need bubbles!

#9

Because Ferret, That's Why

Because Ferret, That's Why

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Dawnfire 3 weeks ago

Bleah

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#10

If I Lay On The Floor, My Ferret Climbs Up For A Nap

If I Lay On The Floor, My Ferret Climbs Up For A Nap

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Sleeping Baby Ferrets

Sleeping Baby Ferrets

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Evie Ticen 3 years ago

So cute

#12

Sleeping Ferret

Sleeping Ferret

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Dawnfire 3 weeks ago

No butts, no cuts, no coconuts

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#13

Ferret Yawning

Ferret Yawning

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#14

Ferret In A Toilet Paper Roll

Ferret In A Toilet Paper Roll

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EmmaNienaber 3 years ago

THIS IS DANGEROUS. Did you know that this ferret actually died!?!?!?! Toilet paper roles can suffocate them so never, NEVER, let your ferret near one! Look at the ferrets face! It is crying out because it is stuck and can't breath. This stupid owner thought it was funny and took a picture. When the ferret DIED, they posted this picture with a long explanation of what happened and why Not to let your ferret near anything dangerous!!!!

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#15

I Left You Alone For Five Minutes

I Left You Alone For Five Minutes

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Dawnfire 3 weeks ago

How did he go there?!

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#16

Cute Ferret Sandwitch

Cute Ferret Sandwitch

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Robert Hastings 2 years ago

don't eat it!

#17

Ferret Enjoying A Bubble Bath

Ferret Enjoying A Bubble Bath

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JonMatthes 3 years ago

WRONG! You do NOT put a ferret in water to where it is almost up to his/her face and especially not with bubble soap since they can be very allergic

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#18

Ferret Beard

Ferret Beard

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AndreaVincent 4 years ago

Lol..perfect combination

#19

Oh Hi!

Oh Hi!

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EmmaNienaber 3 years ago

OMG WHY DO PEOPLE LET FERRETS IN THE BATHROOM?!?!?!?! That's dangerous! It may be "funny" and "cute" but not all ferrets know how to swim and what if it drowned or you accidentally pressed the lever and it got flushed!?????? Ferrets aren't toys and if you can't keep them safe and use COMMON SEnse, then why do you idiots even get ferrets?????

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#20

Jing & Jang

Jing & Jang

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JonMatthes 3 years ago

What the heck is that white stuff? It looks like chewed up pillow casing. That stuff can cause blockage to ferrets and cause them to die!

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#21

Ferret Crawled Into A Sock

Ferret Crawled Into A Sock

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JonMatthes 3 years ago

I'm sure he climbed into the sock...

#22

Cute Ferret

Cute Ferret

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Craig Beddow 1 month ago

My ferret looks like this...

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#23

Cute Ferret Sleeping

Cute Ferret Sleeping

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#24

Vin Weasel

Vin Weasel

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#25

Flower Ferret

Flower Ferret

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#26

I'm Not Stuck , Just Sleeping

I'm Not Stuck , Just Sleeping

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aroser 4 years ago

mine would do that if they had a gap like that

#27

Baby Ferret

Baby Ferret

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#28

Sleepy Ferret

Sleepy Ferret

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#29

Ferret Yoga

Ferret Yoga

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#30

Friends

Friends

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#31

Ferret Cuddles

Ferret Cuddles

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Musician Ferret

Musician Ferret

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#33

Ferret Wearing A Hoodie

Ferret Wearing A Hoodie

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#34

Ferret In A Cup

Ferret In A Cup

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#35

Why Would You Call Him A Thief :)?

Why Would You Call Him A Thief :)?

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CECILIA LEWIS 3 weeks ago

I hope he/she didn't actually eat it, because ferrets are carnivores and his/her digestive system would not handle that we'll.

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#36

Ferrets Kissing

Ferrets Kissing

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JAYDEN BALDWIN 1 year ago

ewwwww! tongue!

#37

Jumping Ferret

Jumping Ferret

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#38

I Have A Trick Up My Sleeve :).

I Have A Trick Up My Sleeve :).

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#39

Bad Ferret

Bad Ferret

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JAYDEN BALDWIN 1 year ago

ew...

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#40

Salvator...:)

Salvator...:)

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#41

Finney And Teddy

Finney And Teddy

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#42

Bubbles

Bubbles

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Thehungrybeagle 3 years ago

Now that is dangerous! The soap for the bubbles can get in the eyes and blind them!