Far north graziers battle rats in plague proportions

Alison Paterson
Updated June 25 2024 - 8:38am, first published June 21 2024 - 6:30am
Argyle Station owner Patrick Hick said there were massive amounts of rats across their Julia Creek property and he said efforts to cull was like "rushing out and trying to empty the Pacific Ocean with a bucket." Picture: Supplied
Argyle Station owner Patrick Hick said there were massive amounts of rats across their Julia Creek property and he said efforts to cull was like "rushing out and trying to empty the Pacific Ocean with a bucket." Picture: Supplied

Hopes that heavy rain or cooler temperatures would cull rat numbers in the state's north have gone unfulfilled with some primary producers around Julia Creek and Richmond dealing with them in plague proportions.

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