NT2470 : Common Shrew - Sorex araneus

taken 3 months ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Common Shrew - Sorex araneus
Common Shrew - Sorex araneus
A close-up of the dead Shrew in my garden NT2470 : Common Shrew - Sorex araneus [dorsal view].
Common Shrew - Sorex araneus

A half-eaten, dead [!], animal on my lawn. My wife had seen a cat occupied with something earlier in the day, and she later found this. Bluebottle flies were already showing an interest, and the next day the corpse was heaving with fly larvae. Shrews are wide spread, but not often seen. They feed on invertebrates. Apparently cats love to chase and hunt them, but do not like their taste or smell, so rarely eat them. For closer views see the others in the Shared Description.

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Date Taken
Monday, 26 July, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 28 July, 2021
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Morningside 
Animal (from Tags)
Shrew  Sorex Araneus 
Primary Subject of Photo
Animal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2436 7013 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.0972N 3:12.7095W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2437 7013
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Small Mammals  Common Shrew 

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