Thursday, July 05, 2018

Ratting As It was

Child rat catchers with dog, 1916, probably Britain. This was life close to the bone. 

The dog is of the northern type, whose root stock gave us the Welsh Terrier, Irish Terrier, Border Terrier. Patterdale Terrier, and Fell Terrier


Jennifer said...

Guess I don't understand rat catching. Why are the rats in cages rather than dead? My dogs kill rats instantly.

PBurns said...

Ratters for hire would walk around with ferrets in one cage and a live rat in another. The live rat in a cage was often hanging from a pole as a kind of advertising. See Jack Black picture at >>