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The Plague Dogs

The Plague Dogs is the third novel of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. It was first published in 1977.

Warning: Wikipedia contains spoilers.

This book tells of the escape of two dogs, Rowf and Snitter, from a government research station where they had been horribly mistreated. They attack some sheep on the fells of the Lake District in Great Britain and subsequently are bombarded to ferocious man-eating monsters by a journalist called Digby Driver. A great dog hunt follows.

Like its predecessor Watership Down, this novel has an animated movie based on it.