one of the unclean creeping things mentioned in ( Leviticus 11:30 ) The animal referred to was probably a reptile of the lizard tribe (the gecko ). The rabbinical writers seen to have identified this animal with the hedgehog.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ferret,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".