“They’re here!” Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson screams as a rodent runs across her desk – amid worries the mouse infestation will reach Sydney
Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson became hysterical after a ‘mouse’ walked across her desk at KIIS FM studios on Friday.
The 46-year-old, who is terrified of rodents and fears the mouse infestation will reach Sydney, screamed when she thought she saw a small animal running across her panel.
“Ah, my god!” said the terrified mother of a The Kyle and Jackie O Show. “There’s a huge mouse or something.”
“They’re here!” Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson became hysterical after a ‘mouse’ walked across her desk at KIIS FM studios on Friday
Luckily for Jackie, the “mouse” was just a producer’s guinea pig, and it was all just a joke for the show’s weekly Only Lying segment.
“That scared me to death,” Jackie said afterwards. “I thought what they were doing was fake and then it rushed to me.”
“I’m afraid all the mice come here, you know,” she added.
Just lying: “That scared me to death,” Jackie said at the microphone. ‘I thought what they were doing was fake, then it rushed its way towards me’
Jackie’s co-host Kyle Sandilands then teased her about the mouse infestation coming to Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
“I feel like you don’t have to worry about anything,” he said. “Nothing will eat your toenails.”
For weeks, Jackie has talked about her phobia of mice and how she fears the mouse plague currently gripping NSW will eventually make its way to Sydney.
Grabbed: Jackie admitted she was obsessed with the mouse infestation currently gripping NSW, amid talks it would make its way to Sydney
It comes when desperate farmers have shown how far they have gone to confront the scourge that is destroying crops and livelihoods.
Countless farmers destroyed their crops, and some lost as much as $300,000 in stock.
In a TikTok video earlier this month, a grazer known as Andrew projected thousands of mice from its grain conveyor and into a blazing fire in a 44-gallon barrel.
Extreme: A still from Farmer Andrew’s TikTok video shows a mouse falling off the grain conveyor into a barrel containing a fire. The video went viral with over 5 million views
He claimed that mice contaminate the mortar after it has been used to pump grain into a silo — presumably to eat leftover grain — and then nest in it.
The shocking math behind the mouse life cycle is one of the main reasons why the mouse infestation sweeping the eastern states of Australia is so terrifying.
In just a few months, two mice can spawn a colony of hundreds of thousands — which could grow to millions in just over a year in perfect conditions.
A clip posted by Andrew on TikTok shows mice falling off a grain conveyor belt after going through an auger to the ground. But a more recent clip shows the mice falling off the same grain conveyor into a drum with a crackling fire
The raging mouse plague is leading to increasingly desperate actions by farmers.
At the end of May, disturbing images were posted on TikTok showing a group of men setting fire to a bucket full of mice.
In the video, the men of rural NSW light the bucket before it goes up in flames.
Life cycle: The shocking math behind the life cycle of mice is one of the main reasons the mouse plague is sweeping Australia’s eastern states