This mice plague in Australia is your worst nightmare

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Think the rat situation in NYC is bad? Just be glad you don’t live in South Australia — where farmers are battling a full-fledged mice plague.

Cellphone footage that was posted to Facebook over the weekend shows the shocking extent of the infestation, as a swarm of rodents takes over a farm in Warnertown.

The tiny creatures can be seen scattering in all directions after realizing a person is nearby.

“I just went around the corner and there they were,” recalled Gavin Lehmann, who captured the terrifying scene last Friday night.

“By the time I switched my camera on, I probably missed half of them,” he told Adelaide Now. “The ground was almost black.”

The clip, which is the stuff of nightmares, was reportedly captured by Lehmann while he was working at the Warnertown property. It has been viewed more than 550,000 times and shared by thousands of people.

“Oh. My. Dear. Jesus. I live in Texas and have never seen anything like this!” wrote one Facebook user. “I would be scared to death!”

Another person added, “And here I was just complaining that I’ve caught a mouse in my bedroom today. Thank goodness it was only the one!”

Certain parts of South Australia are known to be hit with mice plagues following heavy bouts of rain and bad weather. The one that is going on now in the region was ultimately caused by what experts said was the wettest summer in 80 years.

“I just went around the corner and there they were,” Lehmann told Adelaide Now of his mice encounter on Friday night.

“By the time I switched my camera on, I probably missed half of them,” he said. “The ground was almost black.”

Like most people, Lehmann said his ultimate fear was that one of the rodents would find a way to crawl up his body.

“You just hope they don’t run up your leg,” he joked.