Australians can't seem to catch a break lately. As if a devastating, historically awful wildfire season in 2019-20 wasn't bad enough — fueled at least in part by a preceding drought — shortly after those fires came under control, the COVID-19 pandemic arrived.
For farmers in eastern Australia, things actually started to look up for a bit when much needed rains brought a bumper crop harvest. Unfortunately, that good news didn't last long as floods swept through the region.
And now, in the wake of the high water, the area's farmers are under siege by a disturbing plague of mice, as NBC News reported.