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Created: Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
20:46:41 UTC
Last modified: Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
20:48:41 UTC

[Telegraph]: Island's monster mice eating a million sea bird chicks a year

There are about 700,000 mice, which have learned to eat chicks live. The albatross chicks weigh up to 10 kgs and the mice weigh 35 grams, it is like a tabby cat attacking a hippopotamus."

The chicks are largely immobile and cannot defend themselves. "For a carnivorous mouse it is an easy meal of quality. The result is carnage," Dr Richard Cuthbert, of the RSPB, said.