Here is a video clip from the Guinness World Records Primetime that shows, in much detail, the extent of the rodent infestation that took over Australia in 1993.

Millions and possibly billions of mice were crawling all over farms in Australia eating crops, livestock, and even buildings! The mice were literally EVERYWHERE as you can see in the video. This plague cost Australia about $70 million in various damages. [via]

I wonder why this event wasn’t recorded or written about in Rats. I’m sure the way in which they handled the rodent infestation could have served as a good example for any city — even New York City.