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Shrew

Shrew (Sorex araneus)  ShrewThey look like a long nosed mouse but do not belong to the same family as a mouse they are in fact related to moles and hedgehogs. They have sharp spikey teeth, tiny eyes and small round ears. They have short dark velvety fur with lighter underparts. They find food mainly using their keen sense of smell.  Shrews have a diet of insects, worms, slugs, snails and woodlice and manage to eat their own weight in a day. They are not often seen in the park as they spend most of their time underground. They do not however hibernate but spend the winter often among the dead leaves which have fallen from the trees.