‘They’re here!’ Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson screams as a rodent runs across her desk – amid concerns the mouse plague will reach Sydney
Radio presenter Jackie ‘O’ Henderson became hysterical after a ‘mouse’ ran across her desk in the KIIS FM studios on Friday.
The 46-year-old, who is terrified of rodents and fears the mouse plague will reach Sydney, yelped after she thought she saw a small animal scurry across her panel.
‘Ah, oh my god!’ the terrified mother of one said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. ‘There’s a huge mouse or something.’
‘They’re here!’ Radio presenter Jackie ‘O’ Henderson became hysterical after a ‘mouse’ ran across her desk in the KIIS FM studios on Friday
Luckily for Jackie, the ‘mouse’ was just a producer’s guinea pig and it was all just a prank for the show’s weekly Only Lying segment.
‘That scared the life out of me,’ Jackie said afterwards. ‘I thought it was a fake thing they were doing then it scurried its way towards me.’
‘That’s my fear is all the mice coming here, you know,’ she added.
Only lying: ‘That scared the life out of me,’ Jackie said at the microphone. ‘I thought it was a fake thing they were doing then it scurried its way towards me’
Jackie’s co-host Kyle Sandilands then teased her about the mouse plague coming to the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
‘I feel like you have nothing to worry about,’ he said. ‘Nothing will be eating your toenails.’
For weeks Jackie has spoken of her phobia of mice and how she fears the mouse plague that is currently gripping NSW will eventually make its way to Sydney.
Gripped: Jackie admitted she has been obsessed by the mice plague that is currently gripping NSW, amid talk it would make its way to Sydney
It comes as desperate farmers have revealed the extreme lengths they have gone to to deal with the plague that is destroying crops and livelihoods.
Countless farmers have had crops destroyed, with some losing as much as $300,000 worth of stock.
In a TikTok video earlier this month, a grazier known as Andrew projected thousands of mice out of his grain conveyor and into a roaring fire inside a 44-gallon drum.
Extreme: A still from farmer Andrew’s TikTok video shows a mouse dropping from the grain conveyor into a barrel containing a fire. The video went viral with over 5 million views
He claimed mice infest the auger after it’s been used to pump grain into a silo – presumably to eat leftover grain – and then try to nest in it.
The shocking mathematics behind the lifecycle of mice is one of the main reasons the mouse plague inundating Australia’s eastern states is so terrifying.
In only a few months, two mice can spawn a colony of hundreds of thousands – which in perfect conditions could even blow out to millions in just over a year.
In one clip posted to TikTok by Andrew, mice are shown falling from a grain conveyor, having passed through an auger, onto the ground. But a more recent clip shows the mice drop from the same grain conveyor into a drum containing a roaring fire
The rampaging mouse plague is leading to increasingly desperate acts from farmers.
In late May, disturbing footage was posted to TikTok showing a group of men setting a bucket full of mice on fire.
In the video, the men from rural NSW light the bucket before it goes up in flames.
Lifecycle: The shocking mathematics behind the lifecycle of mice is one of the main reasons the mouse plague inundating Australia’s eastern states