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Slow-motion Video Study Shows Shrews Are Highly Sophisticated Predators


February 7, 2008

Ken Catania The traditional view that shrews are primitive mammals is challenged by a new study of the hunting methods of an aquatic member of the species--the water shrew--that finds it uses remarkably sophisticated hunting techniques that allow it to catch its prey as readily in the dark as in daylight. Full Story

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