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McLean scale of rabbit infestation

McLean scale of rabbit infestation

The McLean scale was one of several methods for estimating the level of rabbit infestation on a property. It is a subjective measure that relies on a visual assessment of rabbit signs. The scale was used by rabbit boards and, more recently, by regional councils to determine whether control measures were needed.

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - The role of government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008