What Does A Pygmy Shrew Look Like?


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The Pygmy Shrew is said to be the smallest of all mammals to be found on the Earth. It weights about .07 to .13 of an ounce which is about 2.2 to 3.8 grams. Its total length can come to about 3 to 3.5 inches which is about 75 to 87 mm. The length of its tail, which is mostly bi-colored, is about 1 to 1.25 inches which is 25 to 31mm. It is covered with fur and which may be reddish brown or greyish brown in color. The ventral side of its body is a shade of silver. Pygmy shrews are said to be closer to bats than to the mice family. They can be found in one's garden under leaf litter or undergrowth. Most shrews have a distinctly long snout and tiny eyes.

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