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Sorex arcticus Found dead on a ditch bank road through a restored fen. Forested swamps composed of Tamarack (Larix laricina) and Black Spruce (Picea mariana) are adjacent to the fen which is largely grasses, sedges, and woody shrubs. Arctic shrew,Fall,Geotagged,Sorex arcticus,United States,fen,mammal,shrew Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Sorex arcticus

Found dead on a ditch bank road through a restored fen. Forested swamps composed of Tamarack (Larix laricina) and Black Spruce (Picea mariana) are adjacent to the fen which is largely grasses, sedges, and woody shrubs.

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  1. Too bad it left us already, but it's a fantastic species intro nevertheless! Posted one month ago
    1. Not easy to find unless you've got a trap filled with plenty of food. I think this one and the other shrew were killed by a fox who decided not to eat them since they smell pretty bad. The next day when I went back intending to collect the specimens they were gone. Maybe they didn't smell so bad after a day? Posted one month ago

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The Arctic shrew , also known as the blackback shrew or saddlebacked shrew, is a medium-sized shrew found in Canada and the northern United States. Separate species status has been proposed for the maritime shrew which is found in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and had been considered to be a subspecies of the Arctic shrew. The tundra shrew was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Arctic shrew.

Similar species: Eulipotyphla
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Oct 19, 2019. Captured Oct 19, 2019 10:23 in 2062 St L Co 788, Forbes, MN 55738, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/266s
  • ISO50
  • 4.2mm