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Edinburgh Haymarket ferret 'took London train'
22 March 11 11:03 ET
A ferret has been rescued from an Edinburgh station after apparently getting off a train from London.
The male ferret, named Mickey by animal welfare officers, was found at Haymarket train station on Monday.
He appeared on platform four at about 1900 GMT when the train from London was in the station.
Staff managed to catch the ferret, which is now being cared for by the Scottish SPCA. The animal charity is urging his owner to come forward.
Insp Jenny Scott, of the Scottish SPCA, said: "When I arrived to collect the ferret, the staff had managed to catch him and put him in a box.
"We're not sure if he has escaped from someone's house nearby or if he has ventured further and travelled all the way from England on the train.
"He's very friendly so he is obviously someone's pet.
"We'd love to return him to his owner as I'm sure they'll be missing him a lot."
The ferret is now being cared for at the charity's animal rescue and rehoming centre in Balerno.
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