|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)
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.|