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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We found this Least Shrew (Cryptotis parva) under a large real estate sign in a grassy field. I caught it by hand, and am lucky not to have been bitten. We fed it meal worms (of which it ate nearly 50) until it stopped eating them. It was still hungry, though, which we found out by dropping in a rolly-polly. It also ate a stag beetle bigger than his own head while in our care. This is one of the smallest mammals species in Oklahoma, and is uncommon. The animal was in captivity for about 13 hours. It was a real pleasure to it as a guest. We released it right where we found it.
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This is a little Least Shrew I captured in my pitfall trap in Southwest Florida. The target species is the Sherman's Short-tailed Shrew, but it's still fun to get a non-target species such as this little Least Shrew. This is my first job as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist and I'm loving it! Small mammal trapping = Awesomeness!
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This is a fast growing stag beetle from the Solomon islands. After about 8-9 Month they go from egg to adult (at least the females). Let's see what the other larvae over 20 grams do.
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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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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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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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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 Water-Shrew That Rends Its Prey" From "The Oral Hymnbook of The God's Gardeners" And the Novel "The Year of the Flood" by Margaret Atwood Lyric: M. Atwood /Music: Orville Stoeber Acoustic guitar and vocals: O. Stoeber Bass, E.Guitar, Ted Perlman Percussion: Nelson Bragg Recorded at The Ranch, Lake View Terrace, Ca 2009
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The American shrew mole is the smallest North American mole. It is also known as Gibb's shrew mole and least shrew mole. The reason that it is called a "shrew mole" instead of being called either a "shrew" or a "mole" is because of its fur.
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Least shrews are tiny little creatures. In this video recorded in the Zoo's Small Mammal House, a cricket can be seen going in and out of the hole to the least shrews' den and near one of the least shrews so you can see exactly how tiny they are!
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The American shrew mole is the smallest North American mole. It is the only living member of the Gibb's shrew mole and least shrew mole. It is not closely related to the Asian shrew mole. The reason that it is called a "shrew mole" instead of being called either a "shrew" or a "mole" is because of its fur, which is a characteristic of shrews.
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