Thanks for the visit and your kind words.
This reptile apparently packs a mean bite for its size. Some while ago we saw on TV on one of our nature programmes (called 50/50) how one of these skinks was attack by a black snake nearly twice the size of the skink (±1m). The skink put up a brave fight, biting back just as hard as the snake could dish out and they were rolling around (each having hold of the other in the mid body region) for about 20 minutes before the snake's poison eventually started to affect the skink and it finally lost out on the fight. Surely I didn't want to put my finger right there just to test its bite force. I'll just believe the books and leave it at that (chuckle).
Take care MF.
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