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¨:~:^#####     ¨¨ FERRETS                           #####^:~:¨
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¨¨¨¨¨:~^## ¨¨¨:::~:::^$$$############$$$^:::~:::¨¨¨ ##^~:¨¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$####                                          ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####  YOU SEE SOMETHING MOVE IN THE CORNER OF ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨:::^$##    YOUR EYE - PROBABLY ONE OF THESE.     ##$^:::¨¨¨
¨:~~:^^^^#                                          #^^^^:~~:¨
¨:~:^$####             BACKBONE ANIMALS.            ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$$$##         CAT-SNAKES, OR SO CALLED.        ##$$$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####       COMES IN DIFFERENT FLAVOURS.       ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####                                          ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$#### ::::::::::::::: THE MINK ::::::::::::::: ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$#### :                                      : ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨::^^### : MINKS, ALSO CALLED THE SNOW FERRETS, : ###^^::¨¨¨
¨:~:^$#### ¨ MAKE UP THE "WANDERING FOOD SUPPLY"  ¨ ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:::$### ¨ USED BY THE SHAMANS AND UNDERLINGS   ¨ ###$:::~:¨
¨¨¨¨:~~^$#   OF KIRUGU VARGIR. WHEN CALLED UPON,    #$^~~:¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨::$##   THEY PRESENT THEMSELVES, AND CAN BE    ##$::¨¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$####   CAUGHT.                                ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨~:::^^#                                          #^^:::~¨¨¨
¨:~:^$#### :::::::::::::: THE MARTEN :::::::::::::: ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$#### :                                      : ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨~^# : THE MARTEN IS THE SNEAKIER ONE HERE, : #^~¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨~:::$# ¨ OFTEN USED FOR SPYING, OR STEALING.  ¨ #$:::~¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$#### ¨ IN THE OLDER TALES ABOUT VIDMI,      ¨ ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨:~^#   THESE ARE PROBS THE FERRETS THAT SHE   #^~:¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$####   WAS SAID TO CONTROL. THIS CONNECTION   ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   MIGHT EXPLAIN WHY MANY DENIZENS HAVE   ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   THIS AS THEIR MAIN "PET" GOD.          ####$^:~:¨
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¨:~:^$#### :::::::::::::: THE ERMINE :::::::::::::: ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨¨¨~~^## :                                      : ##^~~¨¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$#### : THE LUSHER ONE IN THE FAMILY IS THE  : ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$#### ¨ ERMINE. USED AS BEDWARMERS, OR       ¨ ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨~~^# ¨ HARVESTED FOR THEIR BEAUTIFUL FUR,   ¨ #^~~¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨:::$$#   THE WHITE COAT, VERY PRETTY,           #$$:::¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$####   ALTHOUGH RARE.                         ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨¨:::$##                                          ##$:::¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨~^$# ::::::::::::::: THE MEWN ::::::::::::::: #$^~¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨::^# :                                      : #^::¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$#### ¨ ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE IN KIRUGU    ¨ ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$#### ¨ LORE, THE OTTER FERRET? IT GOES IN   ¨ ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   RIVERS. THERE ARE A LOT OF FERRETS,    ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨¨::^$##   BUT FOR SOME REASON, THIS OTTER ONE    ##$^::¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$####   IS HARDLY EVER SEEN. IT MIGHT BE       ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   THAT IT IS UNBOUND...?                 ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   LOCALS USE IT FOR SPORT FISHING.       ####$^:~:¨
¨¨¨¨¨:~^^#                                          #^^~:¨¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$#### ::::::::::::::: THE HUSKY :::::::::::::: ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$#### :                                      : ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$#### ¨ THE HUSKY MAY SEEM LIKE A DOG, BUT   ¨ ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^^^### ¨ IT IS ACTUALLY A KIND OF FERRET.     ¨ ###^^^:~:¨
¨¨¨¨::$$##   THIS MAKES IT THE LARGEST OF THE       ##$$::¨¨¨¨
¨:~:^$$###   PHYLUM, AND IT'S THE MOST RECENTLY     ###$$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   EVOLVED AS WELL, BRED FOR USE AS A     ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   PREDATOR. IT'S MADE MORE DANGEROUS     ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   BY THE FACT THAT IT'S ALMOST           ####$^:~:¨
¨:~:^$####   COMPLETELY UNKNOWN TO BIOLOGISTS.      ####$^:~:¨
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