SYDNEY — After one of its worst wildfire seasons and a global pandemic, Australia is now facing its latest end-of-days challenge: a “monumental” plague of mice.
With an epicenter in rural New South Wales, farmers have uploaded videos to social media of mice blanketing their land, damaging crops and taking up residence inside homes.
“I know we had two mice per square meter in our cropping paddocks at the peak … [so] if I have the math right, it’s 20 million mice. That’s more mice than the population of most big cities,” he said.
Roth said at one point he and his family were catching and disposing of around 100 mice each day inside their house and offices.NBC ‘Worst mice plague I’ve ever seen’: Millions of rodents descend on eastern Australia