Photo: Giant Mice Devouring Island Seabird Chicks, Threatening Extinction



A mouse raids a seabird nest on Gough Island in the South Atlantic. A new report finds that hordes of giant mice are devouring endangered seabird chicks on the island, which is jeopardizing the birds' mating success and could threaten them with extinction.

Photograph © Angel/Wanless


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