French fry-munching ferret found at California city hall

Thursday, March 14, 2019

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Animal control officers are caring for a french frymunching ferret abandoned outside City Hall in Banning, California, located about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

Officials in the town say that the brown-and-white weasel-like creature was discovered in a crate with a pile of fries early Wednesday.

City workers wrapped the animal in a towel and brought it inside the city hall despite what they described as its pungent odor.

Video released by the Riverside County, California, Department of Animal Services shows the ferret happily munching on the french fries, which county spokesman John Welsh says seems to be the animal’s favorite treat.

California law prohibits ownership of ferrets.

Welsh says that whoever left the ferret could face a criminal misdemeanor charge for abandonment of a pet.