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NSW hit by 'worst mice plague in decades'

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An Australian state has been hit by its worst mice plague "in decades" after a bumper grain harvest.

Farmers in New South Wales who made hay bales for the winter expect to lose many to the mice.

Footage shows thousands of tiny rodents swarming around a farm in the town of Gilgandra.

"At night... the ground is just moving with thousands and thousands of mice just running around," farmer Ron Mckay told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

https://news.sky.com/story/worst-mice-plague-in-decades-swarms-across-new-south-wales-as-three-hospital-patients-are-bitten-12250474

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Eldorado

Check out this one from 2012.

2mins BBC video:

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Jon the frog

Next product, mice flour ! Grind them for protein !

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O. G. Wottasnozzle
Posted (edited)

How ‘bout a box of Mice Chex cereal? Or pasta served al ro-dente?

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Jon the frog
9 hours ago, O. G. Wottasnozzle said:

How ‘bout a box of Mice Chex cereal? Or pasta served al ro-dente?

Yep, if you cannot beat them, eat them!

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Still Waters

Desperate farmers beg for help with NSW mouse plague

Desperate farmers are begging the government for assistance as a mouse plague across the NSW Central-West continues to rage on.

Millions of rodents are invading schools, homes, and farms - and wiping out crops.

Farmers gathered at State Parliament yesterday asking for $25,000 to bait the mice, but no ministers attended their meeting.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/mouse-plague-central-west-new-south-wales-farmers-calling-for-help/1e74427f-4735-4e7f-97ec-dca4a5163925

Mice ‘raining’ from sky in regional NSW

A new video has shown mice raining from the sky in central west NSW as farmers try to battle through a seemingly endless horror rodent plague.

ABC journalist Lucy Thackray shared a video showing dead and live mice falling to the ground in central west NSW, as a farmer tried to clean out their silo.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/live-breaking-news-horror-as-bodies-wash-up-on-river-bank/news-story/14a4f722fa795398f15632a6ad6ad682

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aztek

just pass a law making presence of the mice on your property illegal, problem solved

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ted hughes
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Farmers in Australia are struggling to cope with a major “mouse plague” that has left crops destroyed and homes infested with hundreds of rodents running amok.

In New South Wales, the most heavily hit area, rodents have found their way into schools, hospitals, supermarkets and countless family homes, causing widespread upset.

But, the poisonous bait used in an effort to eradicate the plague affects other native species.

What is causing the Australian mouse plague? | Behind The Headlines | Independent TV

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Sir Wearer of Hats
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6 hours ago, aztek said:

it is a crisis of their own making, 

The case against cats: Why Australia has declared war on feral felines

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/asia/feral-cats-australia-intl/index.html

Feral house Cats are **** at hunting mice, they prefer slower, stupider prey.

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aztek
Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Feral house Cats are **** at hunting mice, they prefer slower, stupider prey.

ii'll take your word for it,  it does sound like what my cat would choose,   but still you have an invasion of introduced species,  maybe you need its natural enemy,  which is a cat 

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Sir Wearer of Hats
6 hours ago, aztek said:

ii'll take your word for it,  it does sound like what my cat would choose,   but still you have an invasion of introduced species,  maybe you need its natural enemy,  which is a cat 

Or snakes, of which we used to have a metric shittonne until farmers exterminated them. Or eagles. Or flamethrowers. 

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stevewinn

remove the food source.

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Cookie Monster

If anybody down under wants to know how to keep them away then...

If you are male they are repelled by the smell of male urine. Urinate in the watering can water your front and rear pavements.

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Sir Wearer of Hats
15 hours ago, stevewinn said:

remove the food source.

On a farm? 
Good advice there. Thanks.

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Golden Duck
On 6/12/2021 at 5:54 AM, Cookie Monster said:

If anybody down under wants to know how to keep them away then...

If you are male they are repelled by the smell of male urine. Urinate in the watering can water your front and rear pavements.

Are you taking the p***?

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third_eye

Might as well crack open the beer and say God did it, just like the Bible says... 

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Sir Wearer of Hats
2 hours ago, third_eye said:

Might as well crack open the beer and say God did it, just like the Bible says... 

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Mouse plagues? Nah, that’s more Disney’s area, not God’s.

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third_eye
35 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Mouse plagues? Nah, that’s more Disney’s area, not God’s.

No harm in wishing on a star... 

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stevewinn
On 6/12/2021 at 2:11 AM, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

On a farm? 
Good advice there. Thanks.

what's your solution?

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Sir Wearer of Hats
9 minutes ago, stevewinn said:

what's your solution?

Poison. You know... exactly what the farmers are asking for and the elected dip****s are ignoring.

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stevewinn
14 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Poison. You know... exactly what the farmers are asking for and the elected dip****s are ignoring.

So, poison has been ruled out, try again, what's your solution.

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Sir Wearer of Hats
3 minutes ago, stevewinn said:

So, poison has been ruled out, try again, what's your solution.

Fire.

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stevewinn
4 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Fire.

not such a clever Richard after all hey.

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Likely Guy
Posted (edited)
19 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Fire.

No, "Leiningen versus the Ants" should have taught you something.

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