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A fast-growing weed is causing in a small Australian town. It almost resembles a from a horror movie. The weed is called "hairy panic". It is clogging up , farmyards and other buildings in the small Australian town of Wangaratta in the of Victoria. Hairy panic is a that is found in every Australian state. It gets its from the long hairs along the edges of grass . The dead grass accumulates in large bundles, which are blown across the land by the . It has become a real nuisance in Wangaratta because of the large quantity of weed that is collecting in the town. It has reached level in some areas. Residents cannot see or reach their garages because of the of weed.

Many of the residents have left the town until remove the weed. They are fed up with having to spend hours a day clearing the piles of dead grass from their driveways and gardens. For some residents, it is a to fight through the of weeds to get into their home. Local resident Pam Twitchett told Australia's ABC news that the weed was physically and draining. Another resident, Jason Perna, spoke about the extent of the . He said: "It makes it difficult to get the car out in the - if you can find it." He also put the problem into , saying: "It's a first-world problem. We don't put it on the of any of the famine or poverty going on in the world."

 
 

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