Mouse-a-geddon: Why The Plague Is All Of Our Problem

The Quicky

Mouse-a-geddon: Why The Plague Is All Of Our Problem

Over the past few weeks you have probably seen images on the news and social media showing a plague of mice that has become the latest burden on our farmers and regional communities.

While it's easy for those of us in big cities to perceive this as a cute quirk of our unique landscape, it is no laughing matter for the millions of people living through this nightmare.

The Quicky speaks to an expert in mice populations and a grain farmer to find out why their numbers have suddenly exploded across Australia, and what it means to wake up every day surrounded by millions of scurrying rodents.

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Steve Henry - CSIRO Research Officer with specialist knowledge of mice populations 

Nicole Klante - Grain Farmer from regional NSW


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