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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 14:55
Australian conditions 'favourable' for mouse plague, scientists warn
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Australia's science agency has warned that spring rains have created ideal conditions for a mouse plague in the country's breadbasket.

Victoria and South Australia are experiencing higher than expected numbers of mice, the CSIRO said.

The agency characterises a mouse plague as more than 1,000 mice per hectare (405 per acre).

If conditions bring enough food, the population could hit that number within months, researcher Steve Henry said.
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