| Most shrews live in cold, wet, highland forests, and the Central Mexican Broad-clawed Shrew is no exception. These tiny, nervous, aggressive little animals are found at elevations above 2,000 m. Shrews are mostly terrestrial, using runways through leaf litter on the forest floor to find their prey. They eat earthworms and other invertebrates. In captivity, some have been known to consume twice their own body weight in a day.
Head and Body: 60-92 mm; Tail: 12-42 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1895. North American Fauna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 10:27.
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