With our continued hot dry spell we decided to make an early start on Sunday morning to collect our trail camera footage. On the way, with the sun just up we spotted a good number of different mammals.
Roebuck. This deer is the regularly spotted buck in our local fields and woodland.
A Shrew. This tiny mammal crossed our path, while we crossed the field. I think this is a Common Shrew.
Common shrews are tricoloured: brown on the back, pale brown at the sides and whitish underneath. They have dense velvety fur, with a long pointed nose, tiny eyes, small ears and red teeth. Their lifespan is short they rarely live longer than a year.
Size: 48-80mm, tail 24-44mm; tail less than 3/4 length of head and body.
A bit shaky but a short film of this tiny mammal.
We spotted a fox on several occasions during our walk but he kept his distance.
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