Shrew versus Mole

I just wanted to share a couple of views of these interesting animals that are seldom seen. The creatures themselves are seldom seen due to their secretive lives but here are some close ups even more rarely seen that highlight the differences of these animals. Moles have large muscular feet designed for the tunnels they dig; shrews have smaller digits designed for the small prey they catch and their above ground movement. Moles have rows of sharp teeth great for holding and crunching down on worms; shrews have a sharp pair of upper and lower incisor great for catching and killing their small prey. Shrew teeth by the way are known for their red to orange color. This kind of thing and a lot more intriguing close ups will soon be seen in my latest book “Let’s See What’s Under There!”

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