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Common shrew

Observed: 8th June 2011 By: flaxtonflaxton’s reputation in Mammalsflaxton’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

These were found in an owl pellet. The red edge to the teeth and the notch in the front incisors gives the common shrew.

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Comments

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Shrew teeth

If you look at the upper teeth there is the first large tooth and five (four obvious) pointed teeth. the second pointed tooth is larger than the third indicating common shrew; it is the opposite for pygmy shrew.

Graham Banwell

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