Short-tailed Shrew, Blarina brevicauda, Apparently Killed by Red Squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Robert W. Nero


On 2 November 2003, a freshly killed Short-tailed Shrew found beneath a bird feeder was likely the victim of an aggressive locally-resident Red Squirrel. The minimal amount of snow cover at the time is hypothesized to have prevented an escape such as had been observed in an encounter between these species in a previous year.


Short-tailed Shrew; Blarina brevicauda; Red Squirrel; Tamiasciurus hudsonicus; aggression; Manitoba

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