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Pygmy Shrew?

Observed: 29th September 2012 By: allmyclothesarebrownallmyclothesarebrown’s reputation in Mammals
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Found this dead shrew at Spurn point last september. Fairly convinced it's a pygmy shrew but can't rule out young common shrew. Anybody any opinions?
I've also included a picture of a dead common shrew which I found at another site for comparison.
I have an interesting fridge

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Yashca's picture

Dunno.

Dunno.

gramandy's picture

head...

...domed and size (70% of body/head length) & thickness of tail (thicker than common). It's usually hairer as well but I cant make this out.

Gill Sinclair's picture

Agree with pygmy

for all of those reasons. Although the pic is a bit blurred when you zoom, the tail does look hairy to me.

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