is my shrew full grown or a baby

Asked January 4, 2019, 11:21 AM EST

I caught a shrew in a sticky trap. It is only 1 1/2 inches long. Is it a baby or is there a shrew that is this tiny?

Benton County Iowa

1 Response

Here is some information on shrews. The information below from Penn State Extension says that a shrew can fit on a tablespoon.

https://extension.psu.edu/identifying-moles-voles-and-shrews

https://kars.ku.edu/media/kufs/libres/Mammals_of_Kansas/cryptotus-par.html

https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15391 This one talks about shrews as well as many other mammals.