A PLAGUE OF RATS
Berlin has lately been suffering from a plague of rats. They came in droves into the seven wholesale warehouses of the city, and were of extraordinary size. A journal devoted to the meat trade says that the rats had been driven from their old haunts and had stormed the newly-erected wholesale market hall. Such ugly customers rendered business there quite impossible. They evinced a decided preference for pork, as a dozen fine fat pigs were demolished before they left the market.
The Nottinghamshire Guardian, Saturday 9 July 1892