Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood is in a panic as a hundred ferrets were reported to have escaped, allegedly from the home of a neighborhood ferret breeder. As neighbor Lauren Carter posted on Facebook last week:
Lauren claims some nearby Raleigh police officers told her of the loose ferrets. To her dismay, she later got a call from the Raleigh Police Department, claiming they were unaware of any ferret invasion.
Though people are posting on Facebook and NextDoor, no one has identified the ferret breeder and no one has reported any roaming packs of ferrets out terrorizing the neighborhood.
It sounds very much like the joke of a bored police officer. 🙂
Update: Inconceivably, this is not the first ferret report from a Raleigh cop. I found the following tweet from 17 April:
Got caugh trespassing in Raleigh. Asked cop why he was in the area patroling. "Responding to a call about ferrets". Tax dollars at work.
— Dennis DoomDragon? (@Daredev44) April 17, 2017
Looks like a Raleigh cop was just having a little fun with the populace!
(Wikimedia Commons photo by Luciando Bernardi)