Trapped on a Small Mammal Course - in woodland near fresh water. (I didn't drop it!)
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Nice observation. Water shrews are supposed to have venomous saliva. Did you have an effects from the bite?
It didn't actually break the skin! I wouldn't normally handle a shrew but my students wanted a closer look.
The relatively large size and clean line between the black back and white underside indicate this is a water shrew. Masked Marvel is right, watch that bite!
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