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Northern Short-Tailed Shrew

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soul.of.a.jedi
soul.of.a.jedi 13 years ago

After viewing some other photos of that kind of shrew I think that is what it is. There were no visible ears and I couldn't seem to make out where the eyes were either. The shrew's eyes are very small, so not surprising I couldn't see them.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 13 years ago

It's kind of hard to tell from this photo, but I suspect this is a northern short-tail shrew, Blarina brevicauda. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Sh... for a few photos. The shrew has a very pointy nose, which will distinguish it from mice or voles.

soul.of.a.jedi
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soul.of.a.jedi

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Mar 30, 2011
Submitted on Mar 31, 2011

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