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###@@*/=.¨                                          ¨.=/*@@###
##@@*/=.¨¨     ¨¨ ferrets                           ¨¨.=/*@@##
#@@*/=.¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨.=/*@@#
@@*/=.¨¨¨¨ ¨¨¨...=///*@@@@@@@####@@@@@@@*///=...¨¨¨ ¨¨¨¨.=/*@@
#@@*/=.¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨.=/*@@#
##@@*/=.¨¨ 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.          ¨¨.=/*@@##
###@@*/=.¨                                          ¨.=/*@@###
##@@*/=.¨¨ .............. 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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###@@*/=.¨                                          ¨.=/*@@###
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#@@*/=.¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨.=/*@@#
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