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Water Shrew

Sorex palustris

* One of Utah’s most common shrews. It can be found near mountain streams, lakes, and marshes.

* An excellent swimmer and always found near water.

* Diet consists primarily of aquatic insects, but small fishes and terrestrial insects, spiders, and other invertebrates are also on the menu.

* Active primarily during evening and early morning hours, but is secretive and seldom seen.

  Photo Kristi Dubois Photo can be viewed at http://fwp.mt.gov/fieldguide/mediaDisplay.aspx?id=5148&elcode=AMABA01150

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