Australia’s mouse epidemic set to worsen – with snake plague –

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Australia’s mouse epidemic set to worsen – with snake plague – fr


It’s about to get worse for Australia.

The hordes of cannibalistic and incendiary mice that have invaded nearly half of the country from Brisbane to Melbourne continue unabated – but the worst is yet to come as experts warn that an invasion of snakes will certainly follow.

“After the mice, the snakes will follow,” Gerard Dallow, of Micropest in Sydney, told Nine News, adding that the mouse infestation was common in South Australia, but not in New South Wales.

“The mice are unlikely to leave food sources and head for the city.”

The millions of mice caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in crop damage and began to cannibalize themselves.

Mice scurry around stored grain at a farm near Tottenham, Australia on May 19, 2021
Mice scurry around grain stored at a farm near Tottenham, Australia on May 19, 2021.
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Hank, a working dog turned mouse, drops a mouse he caught on a farm near Tottenham, Australia.
Hank, a working dog turned mouser, drops a mouse he caught on a farm near Tottenham, Australia.
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When they run out of food, when they run out of seeds to eat, they start cannibalizing themselves, they start eating themselves, ”Xavier Martin, vice chairman of the New Wales Farmers’ Association, told ITV News. South.

“They’re pretty disgusting animals,” he said of the millions of rodents caught in the stomach-breaking videos.

While snakes will drive the mice population into madness, they pose a greater danger to humans as more than 100 species of snakes in Australia are poisonous and deadly to humans.

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