Photo of an Eastern Three-lined Skink taken at Rockbank, Victoria, Bassiana duperreyi.
Image: Peter Robertson
Source: Museum Victoria
Question: Hi, my son found a Three-lined Skink and she has laid two eggs to our surprise! How do we look after her and her eggs or is the best thing for us to release her back where we found her?
Answer: Here in Victoria we are not allowed to collect animals from the wild without special permission. The best thing you can do for the skink is to return her and her eggs to the location where you found her. If she is returned back to that spot she should know the area and be able to find shelter and food.
Luckily, the weather is warm for the next little while - it is a good thing for her to be in a warm environment so she can move around and find a safe place to hide. Good luck!