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The wildlife we experience on the shores of Craigmuir Lake.


#GardenSkink.

These great #backyard buddies with their sleek #bodies and quick #reflexes make excellent #hunters of #insects. Having #skinks around will help control #crickets, #moths, and #cockroaches. You can encourage skinks around your place by providing #rocks, #wood such as #logs and #sticks, and by leaving #leaflitter around for them to hide amongst.



Skinks have a clever defense mechanism. If a #bird or other #predator is about to attack, a skink, It can drop its tail, which continues to wriggle wildly. The predator usually goes after the tail, leaving the skink free to #escape to #safety. This is really a last resort for the skink, as it costs it a lot of energy to regrow its tail, and it may take many months.

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