Re: Mouse Plagues in Victoria, Australia

To: Gil Langfield <>
Subject: Re: Mouse Plagues in Victoria, Australia
From: Ian Temby <>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 14:48:01 -0712 (EDT)
On Mon, 21 Apr 1997 19:43:57 +1000 Gil Langfield 
<> wrote:
>We have a mini mouse plague in our suburban Melbourne house.  Has anybody
>heard anything about real plagues (apart from political ones) which might
>be present in Victoria at the moment?
>I would like to look for some raptors following such plagues this weekend.

Dear Gil

I understand that while numbers are elevated in the northwest of the State, 
is no full-blown, widespread mouse plague in Victoria at the moment.  However, 
there are some hotspots where numbers are very high.  These are in the 
Birchip/Donald area and near Hopetoun.  

I am not sure what effect localised hotspots would have on raptor numbers but 
may be well worth a look.

Keep us posted.



Ian Temby
Wildlife Damage Control Officer
Secretary, BIRDS Australia Parrot Association
Flora and Fauna Branch
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Parade

Phone   613 9412 4429
Fax     613 9412 4586

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