Mouse plague, environmental improvement leads snakes to thrive in Central West

Matt Findlay
April 22 2021 - 12:00pm
THRIVING: Snakes, like this western brown, have bounced back recently after being hit hard by the drought. Photo: FILE
THRIVING: Snakes, like this western brown, have bounced back recently after being hit hard by the drought. Photo: FILE

CSIRO experts say recent rain has 'checked' mouse populations without erasing them completely amid the horror plague that's hit the region this year, but another side effect has come to light this week - the impact it's had on snakes.

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Matt Findlay

Matt Findlay

Journalist

Formerly a sports specialist, I'm based at Orange and shift between wide-spread range of subjects here and, often, across the entire Central West region of NSW as well. I have almost a decade of experience in the media and marketing industries both here in Australia and internationally, along with journalism I have experience in content strategy, brand development, and digital and social media. Along the way, I've been fortunate to win a handful of media awards and be nominated for several others too.

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