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Asian house shrew, Grey musk shrew, Asian musk shrew, or Money shrew, Musk-rat

Suncus murinus

Description:

It is adapted to being nocturnal and has eyes so small that it can hardly see. It relies on its long snout that has excellent smelling power.

Habitat:

Western Himalayas. Widespread across South-east Asia.

Notes:

The shrew was crossing our ground when me and my dog noticed it at the same time and both ran to see it. I caught my dog just before he was going to catch hold of it.

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5 Comments

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 5 years ago

Thanks Tic.

TicThapanya
TicThapanya 5 years ago

very nice, i never seen this species

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 5 years ago

Alice, they spend most of the time hiding but they can be seen while moving from one place to another...usually the whole family moves in 'caravan'.
keithp2012, it was a baby. It was half the size of an adult.

keithp2012
keithp2012 5 years ago

Looks like a baby that got seperated from the nest

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 5 years ago

I thought they lived underground.

Himachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 32.50, Long: 76.50

Spotted on Aug 17, 2013
Submitted on Aug 18, 2013

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