The North American Least Shrew (Cryptotis parva) is one of the smallest mammals, growing to be only up to 3 inches long. - This is my best guess. Do not know the name of the black beetle. We found these beetles crawling on floor in our house several times during the month. It is probably in family Carabidae (Ground beetles). For size comparison then coin is a US Dime (size 0.705 inch / 17.91 mm). Cats brought into house, but shrew appeared unharmed and was released after brief observation during filming. 10/30/2011 Music is "As I Figure" latin piece from http://incompetech.com (free to use)
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I was setting up my transparent house. I was talkng to the chipmunk...this is when my shrew friend appeared out of a hole right by my foot...they associate my voice with food and seek me out:D Music mix from CCmixter by mseq. Creative commons 3.0. http://ccmixter.org/files/Mseq/46501
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The "marsh shrew" , also known as the "Pacific water shrew", "Bendire's water shrew" and "Bendire's shrew", is the largest North American member of the genus "Sorex" . Primarily covered in dark-brown fur, it is found near aquatic habitats along the Pacific coast from southern British Columbia to northern California. With air trapped in its fur for buoyancy, marsh shrews can run for three to five seconds on top of the water. It measures about 16 cm in length, including a 7 cm-long tail, and weighs an average of 14.5 -. The marsh shrew's diet consists mainly of invertebrates, which it hunts on land and in the water. They are rare; their populations are thought to be in decline, and they are considered endangered in parts of their range. The marsh shrew is the largest member of the genus "Sorex" in North America, and mammalogist David Nagorsen described it as "an attractive mammal". Its fur is primarily dark brown, and it has a long tail. Although the marsh shrew's fur is usually uniformly dark on its back and abdomen, the abdominal fur of populations on the Olympic Peninsula may be white. The marsh shrew is about 16 cm in length, including a 7 cm-long tail, and weighs about 14.5 -. Its hind feet, slightly fringed with coarse hairs on the toes, measure about 19.2 mm. Although in some areas the marsh shrew is sympatric with other members of the genus "Sorex", no other large, velvety, gray-black shrew shares this geographic range. Its size distinguishes it from all but the American water shrew . Although the marsh shrew and the American water shrew share some features, the American water shrew has more dark-grey-to-black fur on its back, a silver-grey belly and a bi-colored tail and the marsh shrew's fringed hairs are more distinct. The American water shrew has a smaller skull, without the marsh shrew's characteristic curvature, and its upper incisors have less-distinct medial tines. The marsh shrew typically has a longer snout than that of the American water shrew, which is more streamlined when viewed from the side. Wiz Science™ is "the" learning channel for children and all ages. SUBSCRIBE TODAY Disclaimer: This video is for your information only. The author or publisher does not guarantee the accuracy of the content presented in this video. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Background Music: "The Place Inside" by Silent Partner (royalty-free) from YouTube Audio Library. This video uses material/images from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsh+shrew, which is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ . This video is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ . To reuse/adapt the content in your own work, you must comply with the license terms.
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The Northern Short-tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda) is the largest shrew in the genus Blarina, and occurs in the northeastern region of North America. It is a semifossorial, highly active and voracious insectivore and is present in a variety of habitats. It is notable in that it is one of the few venomous mammals. The specific epithet, brevicauda, is a combination of the Latin brevis and cauda, meaning "short tail". Credits: Gilles Gonthier Creative Commons License
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Hand feeding Lil Backtrack the shrew a peanut. It is easy to hand feed a shrew...just make sure you feed it the longest peanut...the shorter the peanut the more chance of being bitten...and one doesn't want to get bitten because shrews are the only mammal in the United states that have venom in their saliva...
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A real shrew, not the Shakespearean variety. I met this little guy on high ground during a flood. If you are in a hurry, the shrew makes it's appearance at 0:40. Shrews are the second smallest mammals on the planet. The only mammal that has a venomous bite. They also have the largest brain to weight ratio of any animal on that same planet. Despite their appearance, they are not rodents. The teeth they are born with is what they have for life, they don't keep growing like rats teeth do. Very cool critter. For more information on shrews or anything else go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrew . Enjoy and thanks for watching. Music by Jason Shaw at audionautix.com
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Watch this awesome short tail shrew walk through the rock jungle of New Jersey.
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My solitary friends...red squirrel does the intro to my new friend Lil Sleek the northern short tailed shrew. I added some info I found on wikipedia and various informative pages on the web... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Short-tailed_Shrew http://www.epa.gov/region1/ge/thesite/restofriver/reports/final_era/B%20-%20Focus%20Species%20Profiles/EcoRiskProfile_short-tailed_shrew.pdf Music from Jamendo by Greendjohn Song called 'look behind' from DigitaLegal http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/49758?refuid=479016
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My dog brought me this shrew and I saved it.. It's mother had left it behind. It loves being held and loves attention and it hasn't even bit me yet! I will not keep her because I don't have the time to care for a shrew. I will release it when it doesn't need milk anymore and it starts eating normal foods (insects,etc.) Can you guys tell me what kind of shrew it is? Thanks!
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Researchers say: they super like wet places, do you have a small leak somewhere like in a porch or sunroom or cellar etc? Other than that I dunno how or why they came for a visit.? There's a lot of them, but not like the number of mices there are, as shrews only have 2 litters/yr of around 1-2 dozen young. So not as prolific as wabbits and mices. They love to eat pet food. 250 species worlwide 16 in canada
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