Daily Mail 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. Previously considered an urban legend of the giant La Salada market, local television news in the capital, Buenos Aires, discovered that the unidentified man was not alone – another woman had been told that she was buying a Chiuhuahua, but ended up with a ferret. Both the woman and the retired man have not filed complaints. Typically, toy poodle puppies cost upwards of $1,000 in the United States and a ferret will usually set someone back around $75.
This is why you don’t buy puppies at a flea market in Argentina. What did you think was going to happen? You were going to end up with a pure bred toy poodle for $900 off the normal price? No. Your cute little puppy will turn out to be a juiced up ferret, hopped up on steroids, angry and looking for blood. What is a ferret with roid rage like? I’m not fixing to find out. It’s like that “Buff Hamster” from Family Guy Chris says “Can I pick it up?” And Peter quickly responds “I wouldn’t”.