Least shrew, hardly.

Cryptotis parva, the least shrew.  Weighs 3.5 to just over 5 grams.  A nickle weighs 5 grams.  Consumes its own body weight in primarily invertebrate prey each day.  The life of a shrew; hunt, eat, sleep, repeat.

2 thoughts on “Least shrew, hardly.

  1. I have pointed out to our adviser… Dr. Matlack, that of all the mammals that he could study, the shrew and he share a lot of mannerisms … He runs relentlessly as a workaholic until he drops… he has to be fed every few hours to maintain his high metabolism. He is the shrew and I hold him in the highest regard for pulling it off so well.

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