Mice across the Nullarbor?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 19:47
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Hi all,
I believe there's a mouse plague in SA, mainly the Eyre Peninsula. We're about to cross the Nullarbor, just wondering if anyone is in that area and can tell us if there are mice, and how bad they are!
Thanks,
Michelle
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Reply By: equinox - Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 20:21

Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 20:21
Hi Michelle,

A couple of years ago I was camped south of Cocklebiddy and was awoken in my swag by strange noises.

Lucky I had a flyscreen type swag, as it was mice running across the top. I was flicking them off with my fingers but they kept coming back. There must have been hundreds of them - no doubt with the sole intention of eating me..

They were gone in the morning, or so I thought, when I went to roll up my swag there was about 10 huddled under one corner, and they all ran away - as it was daylight.

Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King - don't bother, cross the Nullarbor for real adventure...

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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 21:22

Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 21:22
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Follow Up By: SecondRun - Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 21:43

Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 21:43
Ha, thanks Alan, that's what we're trying to avoid!! My partner had similar experience in 2011 and we were hoping we wouldn't strike it again this year.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 20:27

Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 20:27
According to an ABC radio program I heard the other day, the mice are in big numbers on Yorke Peninsula at present.
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Follow Up By: SecondRun - Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 21:41

Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 21:41
Thanks and my apologies, I meant the Yorke peninsula (although a CSIRO report said both Yorke and Eyre may have higher numbers this year)
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Reply By: Pimbi - Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 20:44

Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 20:44
There are a few mice around the western area of Eyre Peninsula, but no where near a plague. Can,t speak for any where else.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 22:19

Monday, Apr 07, 2014 at 22:19
Hi Michelle

They are bad over on my brother in laws farm at Kimba. They are hoping that the coming rain and cold weather will knock a lot on the head.


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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 07:31

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 07:31
Gday
I suppose they would be a bit like Quail on the hot plate .

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Follow Up By: OBJ - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 07:40

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 07:40
Taste like chicken, perhaps ...?????

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Reply By: bigden - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 08:51

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 08:51
slightly off topic , but we were duck shooting many years ago in the riverina and the mice were that thick that in the end the dogs stopped chasing them and let them run over there heads and bodies. it was a strange site seeing dogs trying to get away from them
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 09:05

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 09:05
Found a mouse in my backyard the other day and the cat ran the other way.
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Reply By: allein m - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 15:07

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 15:07
I can r ember news footage of the last big mouse plague in WAs wheat belt this guy took off his air cleaner in a huge John Deer tractor and hundreds of mice were all crammed into it

god only knows the repair bill if mice bits got into his motor

the seasons are out of kilta so it is must be getting time for some huge plague be it locust or mice the poor farmers will end of worse off
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Reply By: - Johny boy (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 15:10

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 15:10
About April /May 2010 there was a big problem with them at Streaky Bay, we were camped out at Palubi beach and also experienced the little buggers, they got into my van somehow and traumatized the Mrs, I thought it was hilarious but she didn't LOL!
I could hear a metallic sound through out the night and found that one had decided to investigate my Colman BBQ only to get its head caught in the bottom and took its last breath there, people were buying sticky traps and mice traps at the local camp and hardware shop, even new tents as they chewed there way in to get to the food!

Cheers John.
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Reply By: luxtourer - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 09:58

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 09:58
We went across the Nullarbor in November, Esperance to Venus Bay, and didn't see a single mouse on any of our stops, night or day.

Cheers, John
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Reply By: Mike H14 - Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 09:23

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 09:23
It was the late 70's.
Sleeping under the stars on a banana lounge chair was our idea of fun until l thought the ground was moving...hundreds of pesky mice on the roam.A wheat rail siding close by...
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