War waged against mice invasion

Updated: 2007-07-10 18:25

A local authority points at the cropland chomped by mice in Yueyang of central China's Hunan Province, Tuesday, July 10, 2007. An estimated 2 billion field mice are chomping their way hungrily through crops in 22 counties around the Dongting Lake in Hunan after their homes on islands in the lake were flooded, Xinhua said. Local authorities in Yiyang, Yuanjiang, Junshan and Huarong are rushing to build walls and dig ditches to keep the mice away from flood-control dikes and cropland. [AP]


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