Ferreting for laughs


Leeroy Hart dressed as The Ferret Guy.
Leeroy Hart dressed as The Ferret Guy.

However locals would be forgiven for feeling a bit apprehensive when they first set eyes on Leeroy Hart walking up and down the streets carrying around an empty cage.

The slapstick comedy that ensues as he looks to catch his famous performing ferret Trevor was even enough to have renowned comedian Billy Connolly laughing his socks off at a recent Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Hart said gone were the days of tall unicycles and fire juggling being the norm in street performing.

“This particular walkabout character I developed while working with Circus Oz; a quiet, timid little character with a problem,” he said.

“He is very personable and approachable and always willing to |engage people with his quirky little story.

The Ferret Guy will be performing at the 2016 Fremantle Street Arts Festival, which will |be held in the harbour city from March 25-28.