Pet rat show pulls in Lincoln crowd

A pet rat show in a Lincoln village proved to be a crowd-puller on August 14.

The North of England Rat Society’s Pet Initiative rat show, held at Fiskerton Village Hall, saw dozens of locals, young and old, coming to see the rats.

From 1pm, attendees were able to walk around with fancy rats on their shoulders or in their hands, check out the rodents in the shows, watch them go round an agility course, and buy treats for their furry friends back at home.

There were also events the public could take part in, such as a plasticine rat competition, guess the weight of the rat, and a tombola.

Here are our highlights from the Pet Initiative. Full gallery on our Facebook page.

One rat taking part in the Curiosity Test found the treat in the pot.

Many rats took part in the Agility course, which they had two minutes to complete.

This rat needed a little encouragement from his owner to get through the maze.

Most rats were content to sit on people's shoulders.

Many proud owners entered their rats in the other classes taking place.

Stalls were also at the Pet Initiative, selling all kinds of rodent equipment.

The public could take part in a make a rat competition, using plasticine.

One enthusiast displays rat stickers on their car.