Man buys ferrets that he believed were dogs

CREATED Apr 8, 2013

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(KTNV) -- Imagine buying a dog and bringing it home and discovering its not a dog.

That happened to a man recently in Argentina. He thought he was buying a puppy but it turned out to be a ferret that was pumped up with steroids to make it seem like a cute little white poodle.

The buyer thought he was getting a great price on the pedigree pups. But, he got suspicious and took his new pets to the vet who confirmed that they were not dogs.

The man got the ferrets at a market in Buenos Aires, kind of like a swap meet.

A local TV station there reportedly has found other victims.