Pictured are the two ferrets that Fred decided to mate, the Jill is he owns and the hob loaned from a friend .
It can be seen the Jill is in season, in the right hand photograph, by her swollen genitals.
The hob is a working ferret, as is the Jill. She is one of the litter pictured in 2003’s litter.
The ferrets are put together, the hob grabs her by the scruff of the neck and are left to get on with it for 24 hours.
The Jill will probably receive bite marks on the neck during the mating process. They will later be