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New Zealand just took care of a $3.6 million mouse infestation

The million dollar mouse is dead. Long live the million dollar mouse.

antipodes island field

A field on the now mouse-free Antiopodes island

Compared to New Zealand, we are all terrible at getting rid of mice. The country just totally eradicated the 200,000 or so rodents scurrying around the subantarctic Antipodes island.

Unlike most of the mouse traps around the world, this was not about helping humans. In fact, humans won’t benefit from this mission at all. There are no people on Antipodes island and there never will be. It’s a remote nature reserve.

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