Ornate shrew


Found during last Saturday’s monthly WOMBATS constitutional.
Four of us pedaled up the usual route out of Deer Park School, and Heather D. took a shot of the little fur ball I’d spied in the middle of the fire road.
No sign of trauma, but shrews (there is one called ‘ornate’  native to Calif) can die simply of fright. Sensitive, jumpy, they eat constantly,  half their body weight according to the great Wiki god.

~ by jacquiephelan on March 13, 2011.

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