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Pet poodles turn out to be ferrets on steroids at Argentina market

A man thought he was buying poodles for a great price, but they turned out to be "Brazilian rats."
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Are your discount poodles unusually strong, and do they have creepy rat eyes? Congratulations, you just bought ferrets on steroids. 

Pet sellers at Argentina's largest bazaar, the giant La Salada market in Buenos Aires, are passing off ferrets as dogs, local television media reported. One victim, a retired man, paid $150 for a pair of fancy poodles. 

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He apparently had some suspicions about the dogs, which were confirmed when he took them to the vet. The verdict? The poodles were actually ferrets that had been fed steroids since birth to increase their size. The station also found a second victim who bought a ferret marketed as a Chihuahua.

Poodles usually cost around $1,000, while ferrets come in much lower, at about $75, the Daily Mail reported

You might have your heart set on a poodle,  but keep in mind that the Adopt a Ferret website says that ferrets can be playful and affectionate. 

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