Australian tumbleweed buries homes

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Australian Tumbleweed Buries Homes
Australian Tumbleweed Buries Homes

A fast-growing tumbleweed known as "hairy panic" took over a street in the Victorian rural town of Wangaratta, Australia on Wednesday, clogging homes and frustrating residents complaining of the clean-up time.

As winds pick up, the wild tumbleweed has covered properties, gardens and garages.

See photos of the tumbleweed:

Local media reported that the tumbleweed has been around for a couple of years, but the dry conditions have made this summer the worst.

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