Water Shrew

Water Shrew
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Water Shrew
Common Name : Water Shrew
Scientific Name : Sorex Palustris
Other Name(s) : American Water Shrew, Northern Water Shrew
Physical Description :

A dark grey furred rodent. It has a long, naked tail and a broad face with a thin snout.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 5.11 – 6.69 inches (130 – 170mm)
Weight: 0.28 – 0.63 oz (8 – 18 grams)

Behavior :

Water Shrews are active during the day, but more active during the night. They live near water, so on streambanks and boggy areas.

Social Organization :

Water Shrews live alone except for when mating or raising young.

Approval Level : None; Water Shrews are common in the forest.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

Water Shrews do not have any natural weapons that could injure a cat.

Training Level : Advanced;

Water Shrews spend most of their life in the water, and are highly sensitive to vibrations in the ground, so a hunter needs a good crouch.

Hunting Tactic : Waterside Rodents
Food Quality : Low; While shrews possess rich flesh they provide little more than a few mouthfuls of food.