So wait, which one's supposed to be the dog? (Still image via YouTube)

Scams are weirder in Argentina, apparently. According to this Daily Mail article, the image on the above right that looks like a Hostess snack cake come to hideous life is actually a ferret that's been pumped up with steroids in an effort to pass it off as an expensive toy poodle. The effort paid off, as one man came to discover after he bought two "Brazilian rats," as they are called, from the Argentinian market La Salada, only to be told by a vet they are in fact "ferrets that had been given steroids at birth to increase their size and then had some extra grooming to make their coats resemble a fluffy toy poodle."

The imposter up close.

Okay, that maaaybe looks like a poodle that got a blowout at a salon, but after a day or two of humidity when the curl doesn't come back, you'd have to realize you got duped. More images in the below YouTube clip (in Spanish).


Sources: Daily Mail