Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018

Location: Sebastian, Rails to Trails trail

This used to be a Southern Short-tailed Shrew,
But he is no longer among the living.
Shrews have a crazy high metabolism
And eat like every day is Thanksgiving.

So how he died - I can't say for sure,
He might have been hungry and not found food.
Or he could have been attacked by a preditor
Who decided he wasn't in a shrew-eating mood.

 (Thanks to David Simpson for the ID on this - I have never seen a shrew before in my life.)

Sources: Florida Nature: Shrews

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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