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A fast-growing weed is causing [hammock / havoc] in a small Australian town. It almost resembles a [scene / scenery] from a horror movie. The weed is called "hairy panic". It is [clocking / clogging] up homes, farmyards and other [buildings / building] in the small Australian town of Wangaratta in the state of Victoria. Hairy panic is a grass that is [finding / found] in every Australian state. It gets its [naming / name] from the long hairs along the edges of grass stalks. The dead grass accumulates in large [udders / bundles] , which are blown across the land by the wind. It has become a real [nuance / nuisance] in Wangaratta because of the large quantity of weed that is [collection / collecting] in the town. It has reached roof level in some areas. Residents cannot see or reach their garages because of the [piles / pines] of weed.

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

 
 

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