Ferret fun run raises funds

HAVING A SIP: Karen White, Sherrie Murray and Kirraly Strauss watch on as ferret Leon enjoys a drink between the races at Tallangatta on Sunday. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS
HAVING A SIP: Karen White, Sherrie Murray and Kirraly Strauss watch on as ferret Leon enjoys a drink between the races at Tallangatta on Sunday. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

A FERRET named Coco has taken out the top prize in the first Tallangatta races. The Sandy Creek runner was one of 32 ferrets who took part in the event outside the town’s pub, raising money for the Albury-Wodonga cancer centre. Shane George, who helped organise the Easter Sunday event, said ferrets had travelled from as far as Canberra to compete. About 200 onlookers helped to raise about $400 for the Border cancer centre.