|Bloodied albatross. USFWS photo.|
|Wildlife officials assess injured Laysan albatross. Credit: USFWS|
The proposal they’ve come up with is to try to eradicate the mice. New Zealand just completed a successful five-year effort to remove mice from the Antipodes Islands, where they were feeding on chicks and eggs of seabirds, apparently including the Wandering Albatross, whose 10 to 11-foot wingspan makes it one of the biggest of birds.
|What's at risk :Midway albatross colony. Credit: USFWS.|