Plague of Mice in Australia Overruns Farms, Shops and Bedrooms – New York Times May 29, 2021

I saw this recently on New York Times – Plague of Mice in Australia Overruns Farms, Shops and Bedrooms: Much longer article, but here are some basics.

By Yan ZhuangPhotographs by Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario

TOTTENHAM, Australia — The stench hits you first, pungent, musty and rotting. Then you hear them: a sound like ocean waves, or pouring rain hitting concrete. And the occasional squeak.

The horror lurking in the darkness is a throng of thousands of mice swarming above, around and inside a storage bunker of wheat at the Fragar family’s farm seven hours west of Sydney, Australia. After a long and painful drought, the mice are ravaging the family’s first good harvest in years and endangering the next one, putting their business on the brink of ruin.


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