Northern Short-tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda)
Subject: Arkansas Wildlife Summer 1998 - arwl303-short-tailed shrew 2.jpg
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 01:45:33 GMT
An extremely high metabolic rate forces the diminutive short-tailed shrew to eat constantly. Small invertebrates comprise most of its diet, but venom glands allow it to dispatch prey animals much larger than itself, such as mice and voles.
The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals
as they now look upon the murder of men.
-- Leonardo da Vinci