Via James Coffman/YouTube
Hercules truly demonstrated why he is the star of this video.
After watching this video, I believe it’s a cautionary yet fun way to show all ferret owners the virtues of ferret-proofing. The first 8 seconds foreshadow what is to come. The less-than-four-minute film is fascinating to watch, and very well shot and edited. And I have to say that Hercules the ferret should get some type of animal Oscar for his performance. I don’t think I’ve seen such ferret cuteness on film since we first met Falcor and Frisco in “Jake And Jasper: A Ferret Tale.”
James Coffman, one of the creators of the video short “A Ferret Tale,” describes it as an observational documentary about a ferret’s daily life. He states in the video description that he created it with Jason Pollard for a film styles and production class. It was uploaded to YouTube on November 3. I hope they got high marks.
The video sets the scene inside a calm, somewhat messy household, perhaps a dorm. Then it focuses on an adorable ferret waking up. You can almost hear him yawning before he heads out, perhaps thinking to himself, “Ho hum, off to work I go.”
The soundtrack is deceptively simple and upbeat, never hinting at the edge-of-your-seat action about to begin.
Like any ferret, Hercules doesn’t just steal things — he stashes them. First squishing himself into the opening beneath a closed door. You might think a ferret wouldn’t fit in such a narrow space, but he does. The next toothbrush gets dragged from a sink across the floor and into a closed cupboard. Yup, Hercules can open cupboard doors.
The fact that the film captures all of these ferret adventures makes me suspect that the owners have wised up and made sure that the cage door is closed when Hercules is inside — this is for both the safety of Hercules and the toothbrushes in the household.