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Dead Shrew

Observed: 9th August 2013 By: Major BombyliusMajor Bombylius’s reputation in MammalsMajor Bombylius’s reputation in Mammals
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Shrew species

I'm not sure from the photo whether this is pygmy or common shrew. I've never seen such red colouration in either species though - a ginger shrew! Sad to see yet another dead one too.

Gill Sinclair
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I've added a sorex spp. identification as I can not tell from the photo I'm afraid, I'd need to see the tail length at least.

I too have never seen such a ginger colouration in shrews, is this a local 'speciality'? Perhaps DebbieA can help.

Graham Banwell

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