Friday, February 29, 2008

Shrew Track


Shrew Track, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

According to this site:
www.mesastate.edu/schools/snsm/biology/images/Snowshoe%20...

Small shrews "plow a furrow in soft snow, diving down ground-heat-releasing 'chimney' openings found around the sides of small trees."

Yes, that's what it looks like to me and given that the Sorex cinereus, commonly called the Masked shrew or common shrew, is the most common shrew of North America I suspect it is that species.

1 comment:

pablo said...

Nice pix, but why do you suppose it made such erratic trails? Searching for food? Finding it?