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Shrew – What do they look Like?

This shrew was found in Dallas Texas. A shrew is one of the smallest mammals. They grow up to three inches in length. They are grayish to reddish brown, They have poor eye sight and hearing. They use echolocation which creates a multiple number of clicks which helps them in direction. They hunt by smell and touch, usually digging through leaf litter to find prey. They will also eat seeds, fruit, insects and corpses of dead animals. They eat the internal organs of such things as crickets and grasshoppers. They have also been found inside bee hives. They also will live in shallow runways or burrows. They are very social creatures. Their number one predators are skunks, snakes, owls, hawks, raccoons and red foxes. They can run very quick.

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