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‘Hairy Panic’ Engulfs Australian Town

It’s called “hairy panic,” and it’s taking over a small Australian town. The prolific type of tumbleweed, known as Panicum effusum, has been piling up, nearly covering some homes in the town of Wangaratta, in the northeast part of Victoria. According to Prime7 news in Albury, town residents are having to clear the weeds out for hours a day. "It's physically draining and mentally more draining," resident Pam Twitchett told Prime7 news. Residents blame a local farmer...

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