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North American Least Shrew

Cryptotis parva

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LisaPowers 7 years ago

Project Noah Fact of the Day: The North American least shrew has an incredibly fast metabolism and must eat 60 to 100% of its own body weight every day to survive! It is one of the smallest mammals, growing to be only around 3 inches long, and also one of the few that has venomous saliva. Though it is sometimes mistaken for a mouse, it is not a rodent but a member of the order Soricomorpha, the shrews and moles.

North American least shrew (Cryptotis parva) spotted in North Carolina, USA by PN user JasonO'Connor.

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012

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