But this photograph does indeed show a man out in Edinburgh today walking a ferret on a lead.
The picture was snapped by the passenger of a car stuck in traffic on Great Junction Street in Leith this afternoon.
The car passenger told the Evening News: “I was with my husband in the car and we were stuck in traffic on Great Junction Street when we saw him, we couldn’t believe our eyes.
“I’ve never seen a ferret being taken for a walk before, it made us laugh so I had to grab a quick picture.
“I’ve sent it to all my friends. It’s certainly not something you see everyday, but at least it was getting some exercise!”
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