Short-Tailed Shrew | The Cove Forest


This shrew is very common and is one of the largest of the various shrew species weighing 11- 30 g. Food consists mainly of invertebrates such as earthworms, snails, and insects. However, these shrews can kill and eat salamanders, frogs, and even small mice This shrew possesses poisonous saliva that is used to subdue large prey. Like bats this species emits sonar that it uses to navigate through its tunnels.