This Masked Shrew was stuck in our cold room yesterday. Shrews are insectivores, will kill and eat young mice, and are normally nocturnal. The Masked Shrew is the most common shrew in North America. So far, I’ve seen 23 mammal species this year, but I wasn’t expecting any shrew species.
I was at my grandparents’ house this past weekend to paint doors, trim, and windows for them. I’m always excited to be in their yard, because it somehow attract birds and mammals I can’t seem find anywhere else around here. While there, I was able to see a Ruby-crowned Kinglet in a Mayday tree. It’s always fun to see the Least Chipmunk, which is my featured mammal for Mammal on Monday!