7 January 2015

Probably the biggest rat to have been seen in Doncaster in many a long year has been spotted in the town.

Luckily, it had been dead for about 100 years when it arrived in the borough from Belgium this week.

The rodent, described as being about the same size as a cat, is the latest arrival at the borough’s new Victoria Cross museum, at Ashworth Barracks.

It is part of a collection of about 15,000 items from World War One to be put in what will be one of the UK’s biggest collections of exhibits relating to the conflict.

The animal was stuffed by a taxidermist after it was found by soldiers fighting in the trenches during the war.

via Rat the size of a cat arrives in Doncaster – Doncaster Free Press.