Northern Short-tailed Shrew

Northern Short-tailed Shrew
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Shrew
Common Name : Northern Short-tailed Shrew
Scientific Name : Blarina brevicauda
Other Name(s) :
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)
Weight: 0.5 – 1 Ounce (18 – 30 Grams)

Behavior :

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.