Ecology

Nobody Loves Balls As Much As These Adorable Ferrets!

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Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie via Flickr

Pets have it pretty good. In exchange for a lifetime of Soylent-like formulated meals and pooping in a box, all they have to do is provide a steady stream of cuddles and over-the-top cuteness to help us forget about whatever headache the world happens to throw at you. Take these excited little ferrets playing in a ball pit for example:

 

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Video clip via Instagram user Elyse Meyer (@elm238)

Just the sound of these frisky little things popping about in a mess of plastic balls is enough to fill the most miserly of hearts with glee.

These ferrets are performing what’s commonly called a “weasel war dance,” a dance consisting of sideways and backwards hops and general frenzied frolicking. And don’t worry; despite its aggressive name, this energetic dance is more of a invitation to play than to throw down

One more time for the cheap seats in the back!

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Soyo Hong (b. 1989, Seoul, Korea) is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. An artist and writer in NYC, she is a regular contributor to digital platforms such as Animal New York, Hopes&Fears, and Ratter.