In Photos: Mice Brutally Attack and Devour Albatross on Gough Island

livescience.com | 12/10/2019 | Jeanna Bryner
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House mice that were introduced to Gough Island in the South Atlantic are attacking and killing both adult and baby albatross. Previously, scientists on the British island captured video showing the mice attacking and devouring Tristan albatross chicks, but this is the first evidence of the mice harming the adult birds.

Gough Island is a remote volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean that is uninhabited except for a small group of scientists who do research there.

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Tristan albatross chicks on Gough Island.

A Tristan albatross chick looking a little awkward on Gough island.

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