Lev. 11:30 (R.V., "gecko"), one of the unclean creeping things.
It was perhaps the Lacerta gecko which was intended by the
Hebrew word (anakah, a cry, "mourning," the creature which
groans) here used, i.e., the "fan-footed" lizard, the gecko
which makes a mournful wail. The LXX. translate it by a word
meaning "shrew-mouse," of which there are three species in
Israel. The Rabbinical writers regard it as the hedgehog. The
translation of the Revised Version is to be preferred.
Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'ferret' Eastons Bible Dictionary". bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.