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News stories tagged with "shrew"

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

Natural Selections: More on Shrews

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.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Shrews

Although they look much like mice, shrews are not even in the rodent family. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss how these tiny ancient predators achieved their reputation for giant-size attitude.  Go to full article

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