At the present time ferrets are mostly used to exterminate rats and for rabbit hunting. For rats they are much usedin barns, gran'aries, grain elevators, mills, stores, levees, walls, ships or any place where rats are. If rightly used and handled there is no better or quicker way to rid a place of the pests. Where rabbits are doing an injury to fruit trees, etc., ferrets can be used to advantage. Ferrets are also used to some ex tent on the large Western ground squirrels, gophers and prairie dogs. Some success has also been had in using on mink, skunk, coon and other fur-bearing animals.