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Southeastern Shrew Sorex longirostris


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Southeastern Shrew
credit: Corey Raimond/CCSA

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Family: Soricidae, Shrews view all from this family

Description Small brown body with long and narrow rostrum. Broadly distributed in southeastern United States, but rarely seen. Only long-tailed shrew in most of range.

Dimensions 75-100mm, 25-40mm, 2-6g

Habitat Forests & woodlands, Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Meadows & fields, Swamps, marshes & bogs

Range Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida

Discussion Favors moister areas with dense ground cover, but can occur in pine woods and scrub habitats as well.