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Vagrant Shrew Sorex vagrans


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Family: Soricidae, Shrews view all from this family

Description Has small, pigmented medial tines on upper incisors that are usually separated from the pigmented tips by a pale line. Back is brown, sides are paler, and belly is white; tail is bicolored.

Dimensions 100-115mm, 38-48mm, 3-8g

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

Range Rocky Mountains, Southwest, California, Northwest

Discussion Prefers moist habitats, frequently in sedges, grasses, and willows along streams and lakes, and in coastal salt marshes.