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Common Name: Masked Shrew




Scientific Name:
Sorex cinereus  

Will tolerate varied habitats—brushy, grassy areas near water as well as woodlands with logs and plenty of leaf litter or under rock piles.

Insectivorous—insects, snails, spiders, crustaceans, worms, carrion of small vertebrates.

Interesting Facts:
The masked shrew’s “mask” is not a very noticeable feature but the nose is long, extending well beyond the mouth, and quite mobile.

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