Rat Baiting – Dog kills Rats in Cockpit

#Picture Number SP31

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Engraving dated 1825 showing rat baiting (a dog killing rats) in a cockpit.  The tiers of seating round the wooden pit are crowded with shouting men, while in the pit ‘the celebrated dog Billy’, a terrier, is killing rats, watched by two umpires.