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A DOG KILLED BY BATS.

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A DOG KILLED BY BATS. Near one of the grain warehouses, situated on the river bank at Milwaukee,Wis., large swarms of rats have been in the habit of feasting on the wheat which has been scattered around. A few days ago a black nd tan terrier, getting wind of the rendezvous, made an attack upon a couple of rats that had ventured too far into the open air. Seizing one in its teeth, it shook it vigorously. The rat squealed piteously, attracting to the spot a dozen or more companions. These, on seeing the situa- tion of affairs, joined in raising the alarm. In less time than it takes to. tell the incident, the ice around was black with swarms of rats, numbering several hundreds. The terrier, after despatching the first victim, charged into the swarm with the evident determination of serv- ing the remainder in like manner. But for once a tsr- rier was doomed to meet with fight from the poor animals he had so long devoured at pleasure, and in a trice he was surrounded on all sides by a swarm of fero- cious brutes anxious to be avenged for the death of their companion. Then ensued the most frightful scene imaginable. The rats swarmed around their adversary, and fastened their claws and teeth in his flesh. The dog, enraged by the pain, fought bravely, killing scores of his enemies in the contest for life. But the odds against him were too great, and, after a sharp conflict, which lasted for about five minutes, he was forced to succumb. His body was literally devoured by the rats, they seeming to take a savage pleasure in tearing their vanquished enemy piecemeal. Scarcely a vestige of the animal remained behind. The terrier died game, how- ever there were about half a hundred rats left upon the •field, bleeding and mangled, and many more more, or less injured.— Ym- Torlc WorM. j

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