Worsening mouse plague ravages rural Australia
Thousands of house mice have been sweeping across rural communities in New South Wales (NSW), Australia since March, destroying crops and terrorizing residents. Many spine-chilling videos that circulated online showed that the rodents were invading homes and entering barns, eating anything and everything.
The plague is a blow to farmers in NSW, some of whom have lost entire harvests and hay bales practically overnight. Many farmers have resorted to burning their own crops in a desperate bid to escape the plague. Some farmers have also made their own traps in light of trap shortages in stores.