Mouse Plague Forces Prison Evacuation In Australia
A mouse plague destroying farmland of Australia prompted the evacuation of hundreds of prisoners from a country jail on Tuesday, as the rodents entered and chewed over essential infrastructure.
Up to 420 prisoners and 200 staff from the Wellington Correctional Centre (WCC) will be shifted to other facilities by the end of June.
Mice have been ruining farmers’ crops and disturbing locals in eastern Australia for months after they attacked the back of a bumper crop.
After a years-long drought, the months of overwhelming bushfires in late 2019 to early 2020 before welcome rains resulted in damaging floods in several regions