Northern Short-Tailed Shrew – 9/30/12

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/30/12

Observation Time: 6:05 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond area

Common Name: Northern Short-tailed Shrew

Scientific Name: Blarina brevicauda

Comments: This venomous mammal is a highly active insectivore┬áthat consumes up to three times its weight daily. I don’t know why this┬áspecimen died.

More Information: Wikipedia

Northern Short-Tailed Shrew