Man plans to break own Ferret Legging record, 1981
Fcrretsi Greatness, perhaps, but not a lot to see Reginald Mellor, 71, has decided to give the world one last chance to witness and appreciate his unusual talent. Once more in January, the Londoner plans to drop two wriggling, razor-toothed ferrets down his pants sans undergarments and endure whatever torment this entails long enough to break his current self-proclaimed endurance record of five hours, 26 minutes. Mellor says he has been performing this feat since his youth, but has never achieved the recognition he deserves. Indeed, his last performance was virtually ignored by bystanders who saw little more than an old man in oddly shifting trousers with a peculiar grimace On his face. Mellor recalls bitterly that one of the event's organizers muttered, "Not a lot to see, really." After that, he sold his stable of 15 ferrets small, albino polecat-like ' creatures used to hunt rats and retired. Still, Mellor now plans one more stab at glory. Mellor wants nothing.less than notice in the Guinness Book of World Records, which has refused to recognize his feat as asport.