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    Blarina brevicauda

    Grande musaraigne -- Northern Short-tailed Shrew

    Longueur / Length: approx. 10 cm (4 inches)
    North American mammal (order Soricomorpha)
    Mammifère nord-américain (ordre des soricomorphes)
    Bas-Saint-Laurent -- Province de Québec -- Canada

    Canon PowerShot A620
    Prise en septembre 2006 -- Taken in September 2006

    James Marvin Phelps, pyza*, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. James Marvin Phelps 87 months ago | reply

      Great shot, this guy is not as cute as your other subject!

    2. pyza* 87 months ago | reply

      I disagree - this Blarina is totally cute! I'd like to see more photos of it... And looks like the peanuts work :)

    3. Gilles Gonthier 87 months ago | reply

      Thanks James. I agree its not as cute as a chipmunk, but it was fascinating to watch. It was doing everything it could to get food while avoiding being in the open for more than a few seconds. I have some videos of this shrew. One of these days, I will upload a few to the net.

      I'm glad you like it, pyza. I still have a few shots that I will upload in the following weeks.

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