Why do ferrets and rubber recoil pads on rifles not mix?
I have a number of ferrets that live with me up here. They're great companions, clean and easy to take care of like cats. They live on the main level of the house for the most part, although they do go down into the lower level when they feel like it.
They love to gnaw on soft rubber , so I give them rubber cat toys to play with.
I don't let them in my bedroom because they are nocturnal for the most part. You can't sleep with ferrets playing all over the room, so I keep my door shut. But last night, Ragnar the Ferret reached under the door and pulled it open, because I didn't engage the latch when I shut it. I woke up to the sounds of contented gnawing coming from the bed post. Attached to the bed post is one of my MAK 90 rifles. I bought them back when William the Bastard ruled the land, assisted by his henchwoman Janet the Hag. So those two rifles have Choate stocks on them, it being illegal in the 1990's to restore them to regular AK47 condition.
The Choate stock has a rubber butt pad. Alas, Ragnar chewed it all to pieces before I woke up. I fixed it with some electricians tape a few minutes ago, but it looks like something out of Mad Max. I guess I'll see if Choate is still around and if they'll sell me a new one. Not the ferrets fault, pure carelessness on my part.