NT2470 : Common Shrew - Sorex araneus

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

Common Shrew - Sorex araneus
Common Shrew - Sorex araneus
The dead shrew NT2470 : Common Shrew - Sorex araneus, on a clearer background and with a cm scale. The head and part of the thorax has gone, and some thoracic vertebrae and ribs are exposed.
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 
Animal (from Tags)
Sorex Araneus  Shrew 
Place (from Tags)
Morningside  Edinburgh 
Primary Subject of Photo
Animal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2437 7012 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.0919N 3:12.6998W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2437 7012
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Common Shrew  Small Mammals 

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