In the past few months rural communities throughout eastern Australia have been besieged by a mouse plague that has devastated homes and businesses. The NSW state government has faced allegations that they’ve been slow to respond, but there’s also fears that their efforts to intervene could have a serious impact on the environment. Matilda Boseley speaks to residents from rural NSW about what it’s like living through a mouse plague, and explains what the experts say could finally bring this plague to an end

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