The photo (after the jump) really speaks for itself on this one. But for context, Tom Rasmussen, Seattle's most dapper councilman, posted a blog entry on Monday extolling his efforts at cleaning up downtown, which include beefing up garbage collection and scraping gum off sidewalks (and by "his efforts" I mean the efforts of CleanScapes, which is apparently donating some of its services). But among those dedicated workers he notes is a dog called "Ozzie the Rat Catcher." Can you guess what Ozzie's job is?
For some video proof of rat-hunting hounds, just do a YouTube search for "rat catching dog" and watch the hijinks ensue (we'd post it here, but, as many of our readers are passionate animal lovers--even of rats--the graphic scenes might make for a small-scale riot).
Anyhow, Ozzie is apparently quite the rat killer himself, as evidenced in this photograph taken on Pike Street.