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91-Year-Old Man + Rabbit-Hunting Ferrets = YouTube 'Stardom'

Crotchety old men with curious accents and a penchant for smoking and swearing are, face it, charming. So England is touting its newest YouTube personality, Frank Farr, 91, of Budleigh Salterton, Devon, as harkening back to the good old days, when hunting rabbits meant ferrets and a snare.

The three-minute long YouTube video, made by Will Halfacree, is meant to teach younger generations of a dying trade, he told the Telegraph. Halfacree follows around Mr. Farr as the latter sends his two snow white ferrets into warrens, snagging the rabbits as they try to flee. Aside from the ferrets, Mr. Farr is only armed with a net, a metal hook on a stick, and a cigarette. "There's nothing quite like a good rabbit. He hasn't been injected with this, that, and the other," he explains in the video (featured above).

In one provocative scene, as Mr. Farr stands with a rabbit in hand, and a cigarette dangling from his lip, he says in his thick West Country accent: "That's a fryer... " Then he proceeds to snap the rabbit's neck, and asks, "What'd you say?!" Subtitles are, mercifully, provided.

There's no question that it's an interesting video, but since when does 700 views (traffic to the video at the time of writing) equal YouTube stardom? [From: The Telegraph]

Tags: england, ferreting, ferrets, funny, hunting, outdoors, top, youtube



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