2011 Spring Fling–Pop Goes the Weasel Game details

This game was a huge hit. Lisa Rodriguez ran it, and she was trapped there for hours because people were clamoring for a chance to run their ferret through this unique maze. More people played this game than any of the others. Not only did it have a maze, there were brightly colored “coins” to use to indicate which hole you thought your ferret would come out. For one dollar, you got to run your ferret three times. By the end of the day, ferrets seemed to view the game as a great place to take a nap!

If your ferret came out the right hole, you got a yellow ticket. You could trade yellow tickets for prizes. One ticket got you this intriguing vinyl egg that had a little more texture than your typical Easter egg. Ferrets liked it! Three yellow tickets won you either a crochet egg (with pennies inside to rattle) or a small crochet blanket. Five tickets got you a Haki Sak style ball in bright colors. All three prizes were popular with the ferrets.

To win the ribbons, the ferret with the fastest time to the correct hole won. Not an easy task! Both the ferret and the owner had to be on the ball to win this game!

Here are the times. An asterisk means the ferret came out the correct hole. Due to the number of ferrets and the chaos, owners were not recorded. Most can be inferred from the show, but there might be gaps.

Ferret Owner Times (sec)
Pumpkin Janice Shenefelt 14, 17, 39
Ruby Tuesday Becky Watson 22, 16, 10*, 28, 35, 15, 22, 15
Meeka Stacey Kelly 15, 12
Geronimo Barb Carlson 15, 18*, 54
Uncle Teddy Krissy Frank 20, 33, 15
Kiki Natalie Huddleston 14.2*
Mitzy Stacey Kelly 17.5*
Tucker Pat Andrews 9*, 9.1*, 16
Oliver Caelie McMillen 16, 30, 22
Bubbles Natalie Huddleston 15*, 10*
Echo Locator Pat Andrews 31, 15, 5
Malo Renee Tabak 29*
Skidoodle ?? 21*, 25, 27
Pipa Natalie Huddleston 17*
Cat Janice Shenefelt 31, 10
Baby Girl Flo Malcolm 43
Zoey Renee Tabak? 24, 34, 33.5
Wilbur MJ 17, 8*, 11*
Ramone Shelter ferret 28, 8*, 4, 1min+
David Krissy Frank 8, 6*, 6, 59.7, 22, 43
Moonshadow Pat Andrews 14, 11*, 15
Digger Janice Shenefelt 18
Mindy Pat Andrews 15, 9, 7*
Zoeybug ?? 22
Casey Pat Andrews 40, 33, 48
Mina Daphne Roberts 38*, 34, 24
Link Renee Tabak 33, 1min+
Streak Ross Knepper 26
Jack Shannon Moore 5, 29*, 11, 5, 20*, 9, 20*, 11, 18, 21, 6, 3, 11, 14, 37
Squeeky (aka Bentley) Leonard Jarabec 16*, 12*, 29, 31, 54, 18, 20, 15, 16
Lucy Daphne Roberts 11, 21, 55

Wilbur and Ramone were tied for 3rd place. Wilbur had left and Ramone declined, to the 3rd place ribbon went to Tucker.

Statistics:

Jack had the shortest over all time of 3sec. He flew through that maze. Too bad he didn’t come out the right hole!

David had the shortest time to the correct hole.

Here are the stats on how well the owner guessed which hole. Don’t follow these people to the betting table: Janice, Flo, Ross and Caelie, since they didn’t get any right! It looks like the winner of Most Psychic goes to Natalie Huddleston … she guessed ALL of them right! Say, Natalie, maybe we should plan a trip to Las Vegas, eh? MJ didn’t do so badly, either.

Name Guesses/Right Percent right
Natalie Huddleston 4:4 100%
MJ 3:2 66.6%
Stacey Kelly 3:1 33%
Barb Carlson 3:1 33%
Pat Andrews 15:4 26.6%
Daphne Roberts 6:1 16.6%
Renee Tabak 7:1 14.2%
Becky Watson 8:1 12.5%
Krissy Frank 9:1 11.1%
Caelie McMillen 3:0 0%
Flo Malcolm 1:0 0%
Ross Knepper 1:0 0%
Shannon Moore 15:3 20%
Leonard Jarabec 9:2 22.2%
Janice Shenefelt 6:0 0%

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