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Giant Mice Plague Forces Australia to Turn to Banned Poison

  • Potent pesticide may be deployed to combat rodent invasion
  • Mouse droppings and chewing of crops threaten farming
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Australia Turns to Banned Poison to Combat Giant Mice Plague
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Australia is looking to deploy normally outlawed high-grade poison to fight millions of mice, as farmers struggle to protect their crops from the worst rodent invasion in decades.

Stomach-churning footage on social media showed carpets of mice scurrying across barn floors, crowded around machinery, and entering thick grain silos made of steel. There’s even been reports of farmers’ feet being bitten while they sleep.