June 01, 2021

Ferreting Into Adventure


Ferreting Into Adventure
Is it possible to be jealous of a ferret? Apparently, yes.  Photo by Christel Sagniez via Pixabay

We love to lavish our pets with trips to the park and cute new accessories, but this Russian man went above and beyond when he paid R30,000 (approximately $400 USD) to send his pet ferret on a four-day nature excursion through the Altai region of Siberia.

The pet owner in question is a businessman who deals with cryptocurrency, meaning that he both has to travel occasionally for work and has the disposable income to pamper his little critter with the beauty of the Altai. Normally, a four-day trip with this particular travel company costs R15,000 per individual, but because this particular individual happened to be a ferret, the pet owner agreed to pay an extra R15,000 for a supervisor to accompany the animal on its grand tour. 

The supervisor will also be responsible for making sure that the ferret gets its own special food, warm showers, and walks on a leash during the excursions. They also are responsible for updating the ferret's owner with a daily video diary of their pet's adventures. 

Specifically, these adventures will include a trip to the seven waterfalls along Lake Teletskoye, mountain climbing, boat rides, white water rafting, and horseback riding. Accompanying the ferret and its supervisor will be a group of human tourists as well, who, we assume, are eager to meet their furry companion, although how much help it will provide with raft-rowing is yet to be seen.

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