Plague of insects, mice hits iconic Broken Hill
- THERE'S a deathly stench in the wind that blows down the main street of Broken Hill, though nobody is sure if it's the insects or the vermin. It's probably both.They came in their millions about a month ago, an army of crickets and an ocean of mice, teeming into the town, into houses and shops and down into the mines.Nobody knows for certain where they came from or why they are in such multitudes. John Jiscox, a ranger for the Western Livestock Health and Pest Authority, says it hasnâ€™t been this bad since the last big plague of â€˜85.
The END must be near