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    Titles read: "Prickly Pear. Australia's prize pest."

    Australia.

    Various shots of the 'Prickly Pear' or cactus plants growing in the wild. Commentator says the former garden ornament has become a pest, spreading rapidly across 100 million acres.

    The plants have wrapped themselves around a bottle tree and are slowly strangling it. We are shown how to get at the fruit inside the plant. Caterpillars of the cactoblastic moth are seen eating away at the prickly pears. The leaves are cut open to show them crawling around inside.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51706
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1616.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:23:00 / 01:23:40:00
    Canister:
    PSP 811
    Sort Number:
    PSP 811
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    Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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