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Smoky Shrew Sorex fumeus


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Smoky Shrew range
credit: USFS/CCSA

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Family: Soricidae, Shrews view all from this family

Description Short, heavy-bodied shrew with a dark back, light belly, and long tail. Back is gray in winter and brown in summer. Tail shorter than American Water Shrew and Long-tailed Shrew. Nocturnal and active year-round..

Dimensions 110-125mm, 35-50mm, 6-11g

Habitat Lakes, ponds, rivers & streams, Forests & woodlands, Swamps, marshes & bogs

Range Great Lakes, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Eastern Canada

Discussion Nests of shredded vegetation are often in rotten logs or under rocks. Common in wet forests, where it is active on forest floor and under litter