Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A Ferreter Of The Old School



I saw this video by Will Halfacree on James Marchington's blog. It reminded me of our day ferreting, only Frank, 90, is a lot fitter!

Frank, a legend from East Budleigh, still continues to use the traditional method of Ferrets to catch rabbits in the Devon hedgerows.

Enjoy
SBW

10 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Last time I checked, ferreting wasn't legal here in West Virginia, but there's still a few people that do it, I've heard.

Hubert Hubert said...

Pretty cool, thanks SBW. I notice he doesn't use all that ferret detector collars & stuff - which always struck me as a bit of a pain in the bum.
Cheers,
HH

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

gorges

I guess that goes for quite a few things
SBW

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

HH

Really? James and I had to do a fair bit of digging, even with the collars.
SBW

Trey said...

That is pretty cool!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Trey
We might even say 'there's no cool like the olds cool'

SBW

NorCal Cazadora said...

Love this guy! And I watched how he killed that fryer twice and still can't figure it out - whatever it is, damn, he's good at it!

I am Stan said...

"A fryer",whats that,a rabbit that`s small and fits in a frying pan.

The vid reminds me of when I was a yoof,me and my pal used to course hares and rabbits with my lurchers,Tigger and Tess,they`re dead now bless em,Tess caught a low flying pheasant once,she leaped like a gazzele and plucked it out of the air.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Norcal

basically you bend its head back and pull, James showed me.
SBW

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Stan

as a wise man once told me
"there'll always be another woman, you'd never get another dog like that though"

SBW