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Why are weasals and sacks associated?

Posted by Deb on November 06, 2003

OK, this is a follow-on to my previous message. After much crawling around the internet, I found multiple references to weasals and sacks: "mad as a sack full of weasals", "As much fun as a sack full of weasels". There is even an album entitiled "Sack Full O'Weasals". One article mentioned transporting ferrets in a sack, and another using a baited bag to trap and dispose of various varmints. Is the origin the latter? What do weasels and sacks have to do with one another?