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Pygmy Shrew
Microsorex hoyi

Shrews
Shrews (Soricidae)

Measurement: Size: 7.5-10 cm Weight: 3 g (0.1 oz)

Description: This tiny shrew is the smallest mammal in North America, and is common throughout the Rockies. It weighs less than a 10 cent piece. Despite is diminutive size, like all shrews it has a voracious appetite, spending most of its waking hours hunting small invertebrates and worms to eat. It is smaller than the other local shrews, and has a slightly shorter tail. It is gray-brown above and gray below.

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