Shrews are some of the most weird and magical creatures I have ever encountered. Resembling a rodent, they are actually in their own order with moles. Indeed, they are an evolutionarily ancient mammal. Usually small, you can often identify shrews by their lack of ears, and their poisonous red and sharp teeth. Though this poison does not hurt humans, it is deadly to the insects they must consume non-stop in order to survive. For the most part, they form tunnels in the leaf litter, which they often travel.

This is a picture of me and my friend Gabby, holding two dead shrews we found in the field. Hope you one day get the chance to meet these little creatures!


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