|Northern Short-tailed Shrew|
|Cat Name :||Shrew|
|Common Name :||Northern Short-tailed Shrew|
|Scientific Name :||Blarina brevicauda|
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|Physical Description :||
A brown furred rodent whose shade runs the gamut from very pale to very dark. It possess a short, bald tail and a broad, thin-nosed face. They possess around bodies that can cause them to be mistaken for moles prior to a cat getting a good look at the face.
|Physical Statistics :||
Length: 4 – 5.5 Inches (11 – 14 Centimeters)
They live underground, but come up on and off through the course of the entire day. They can be found year round in addition to this.
|Social Organization :||
Solitary; Unless it is a mother with young they live alone.
|Approval Level :||None; No significant environmental effects are indicated by the presence of this creature.|
|Kill Difficulty :||Low;
While Northern Short-tailed Voles do not have fighting weaponry, they do have a bite that is numbed by their venom. This can lead to unnoticed wounds that become infected.
|Training Level :||Advanced;
Voles are highly sensitive creatures that are easily startled and require a a solid stalk to reliably catch.
|Hunting Tactic :||Land Rodents|
|Food Quality :||Medium; While small they eat protein rich diets that render their flesh extremely nutritious.|