Mice plague overwhelms farmers in Australia

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Mice plague overwhelms farmers in Australia” – below is their description.

    A severe mice infestation that has been plaguing eastern Australia for months continues to wreak havoc, with millions of rodents swarming farms and homes in the states of New South Wales and Queensland. The mice crisis has left entire towns engulfed in pungent odours and farms reeling from crop losses with rodents devouring grain harvests or contaminating them with droppings.

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