Masked Shrew | The Cove Forest


(sorex cinereus)

This insectivore is related to the common moles. It is one of the smallest mammals found in the United States weighing between 2-5 g. It is constantly active with a very high metabolism requiring it to eat its weight in food every day. This small mammal eats insects and worms and is able to crawl through some of the tunnels created by its prey.