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Northern Short-Tailed Shrew

Blarina brevicauda


Found this small shrew in our perennial bed. Maybe a feral cat killed it but it wasn't bloody - so maybe a natural death? Largest Shrew in North America Length:96-127mm (3.75 to 5 inch) Uses poison gland to paralyse prey (snails and earthworms). Eats 50% of its own weight daily.


Woodland and rough gardens.

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Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

these are very tiny.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

You got good photos of it.

Ripley, Ohio, USA

Lat: 38.74, Long: -83.84

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 24, 2012

Spotted for mission

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