October 27, 1887 — Capt. M.V.B. Kite marshaled his forces one evening last week and attacked a regiment of rats that had taken possession and gone into winter quarters in his mill near Marksville, this county.
After a fierce fight in which were slain 67 rats, weighing gross 26 pounds, Mr. Kite’s troops triumphed.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
I will not sleep after reading this. Thanks for the horrendous fright!
Wish we lived in these less progressive times, when this could be a story of interest!