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Common Shrew

Observed: 31st October 2013 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in Mammals
Shrew, Common, Rye Meads, 2013-10-31 002

On path by hedgerow.
Length of body (excluding tail) about 55mm.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Water shrew?

Because the fur is such a dark brown - almost black - and because of the location, I'm wondering if this is a small water shrew? My imagination is suggesting that I can see white patches where the ear tufts would be too!

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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Could Be.

It crossed my mind, but I couldn't be certain by any means.