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Vagrant Shrew

Sorex vagrans

* Occurs in Red Butte Canyon and possibly other canyons of the Wasatch Mountains. Not much is known due to secretive nature.

* Usually occurs near water.

* Shrews are very small mammals, combined head and body length of less than 3 inches.

* Feeds on insects, slugs, worms, centipedes, and other invertebrates.

* Active year-round, usually at night.

* Builds small grass nests, often in rotting logs.

  Photo Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles copyright California Academy of Sciences Photo can be viewed at http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=&enlarge=8235+3181+2553+0049

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