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Shrew

Observed: 17th August 2011 By: Sam Griffin
Cumberland Bat GroupCumbria Amphibian and Reptile GroupThe British Herpetological Society
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Unusual colour

Very unusual colour - a 'blonde' one!

Gill Sinclair
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Shrew

This is certainly an unusual colour, I've never seen one quite this golden; perhaps it is a hybrid with that rare beast, the wild Cumbrian hamster! There is no hint of a pale underbelly obvious, did it have one?

The tail not being longer than the body shows this to be a common shrew. Also common shrews are commoner in Cumbria than pygmy shrews.

Graham Banwell

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