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Northern Short-tailed Shrew. Photo: Giles Gonthier
Northern Short-tailed Shrew. Photo: Giles Gonthier

Natural Selections: More on Shrews

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Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley revisit this feisty predator, whose fierce reputation comes from a high metabolism and the need to consume 80-90 percent of their body weight in food each day to survive. The small insectivore is active throughout the winter, shrinking in size until spring.

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