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A Wire Haired Dachshund named Vina, owned by Trudy Kawami of New York, carries a rat after catching it in a lower Manhattan alley in New York. The capture is part of a rat hunt a group of dog owners take part in occasionally.

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Hunting, NYC style: Owners set dogs on alley rats

Bodies tensed and noses twitching, the dogs sniff the hunting ground before them: a lower Manhattan alley, grimy, dim and perfect for rats. With a terse command — “Now!” — the chase is on.

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