Dozens Of Homes Overrun With Tumbleweeds In Wangaratta, Australia

Dozens of homes in Wangaratta Australia have been overrun by tumbleweeds. Due to extremely dry conditions, a certain kind of tumbleweed called "hairy panic" have been piling up outside a row of homes. Although it was quite humorous at first, as the tumblweeds continued, the situation grew tiresome and a bit overwhelming. "It's physically draining and mentally more draining," a resident from the town said.

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Hairy Panic is a tumbleweed that's found in every state of Australia. It grows rapidly and have seeds inside that are meant to reproduce once it forms into a tumbleweed. If eaten by sheep in large quantities, the hairy panic can cause potentially fatal conditions.

Australian Town Overrun With Tumblweeds - GIF

The BBC reports further:

Australian Town Overrun With Tumblweeds - GIF

Wangaratta veterinary surgeon Richard Evans told the BBC the weed would lose its toxicity once it dried up.

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"The important thing is it's not going to kill people's dogs and cats, it just makes a hell of a mess," he said.

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Authorities are unable to help with the clean-up because the tumbleweeds do not pose a fire threat, reports say.


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