Unprecedented rat invasion in Australia, that’s why the plague has spread and what’s happening

For months, people in rural New South Wales, Australia, have been facing an unprecedented invasion of mice. Rodents eat this year’s bountiful crops, enter homes and approach humans. At the moment, the estimated economic loss is 100 million Australian dollars. But what are the origins of this “plague”? Mice are common animals in those agricultural lands, but now they are looming and multiplying fast as fires and floods have made their predators disappear.

curated by Sofia Gadici