A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Saturday 13th September,┬áthis morning’s mammal trap was a rather disturbing but very successful affair: there were 14 dead shrews this morning, all leaving lots of food behind them. Even though all adult shrews are doomed to this fate in autumn, it’s better to see them nosing around. The trap was almost unique in producing seven species, including, Water Shrew and Harvest Mouse. We’re repeating it tomorrow, hopefully with less mortality.

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Water Shrew and Harvest Mouse, very much alive. Mike Day