Common Name: Short-tailed Shrew
Scientific Name: Blarina brevicauda
Habitat: Prefers wooded and damp areas with plenty of leaf litter.
Diet: Insectivorous—insects, insect eggs, snails, spiders, slugs, worms, centipedes, millipedes, cocoons, caterpillars, and carrion of some vertebrates.
This animal has a voracious appetite. Said to eat several times its weight every day, the short-tailed shrew is aided in subduing its prey by a poison found in its saliva.