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Skinks will eat pretty much anything that moves. They will eat all bugs that can fit inside their mouth. They will eat fruit if it’s available. They will also eat carrion – if there is a dead animal around, they will eat that, some species. There are a few species that live on the rocky shore that will actually eat dead fish and stuff like that. It’s quite impressive what they can fit in their mouths.

Acknowledgement: University of Waikato