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An Ounce of Trouble

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The shrew, the only venomous mammal in this hemisphere, is one of the most common mammals in the state. However, few people have ever seen one. The shorttail shrew is the largest in the state, measuring around three or four inches and rarely weighing over four-fifths of an ounce. The shrew is a ravenous creature and needs to eat twice its own weight in 24 hours.
Wildlife in North Carolina (NoCar SK 431 W54x), Vol. 45 Issue 2, Feb 1981, p12-13, il