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Observed: 23rd September 2013 By: stevefitz77
Added: 23rd September 2013
Okay, spotted two of these shrews out in broad daylight, on a path next to the moat at Oxburgh Hall in West Norfolk, got a video of one. They weren't together, around 10 metres separated them. They both seemed disorientated and unsteady on their feet. When I saw the first one I took it to be a sick/dying common shrew. Having given it some thought, I have come up with a different hypothesis. Both shrews had black mole like fur and white bellies. They were too small to be adult water shrews, but could they be young animals, possibly from a disturbed nest? Please have a look at the stills I've uploaded and offer your opinions, because I'm far from certain my identification is correct.