As the ferret enters the hole the rabbits flee before it, and are shot or caught by dogs as they break ground.
8,327 11,293 Col Ferret ' (Courmayeur to Orsieres), carriage road in 11,280 progress.
8,977 11,615 Col de Fenetre (Great St Bernard to the Swiss Val Ferret), 11, 539 bridle path.
The ferret was well known to the Romans, Strabo stating that it, was brought from Africa into Spain, and Pliny that it was employed in his time in rabbithunting, under the name Viverra.
The ferret is remarkably prolific, the female bringing forth two broods annually, each numbering from six to nine young.