Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Water Shrew, first one I've ever seen

I was checking my trail camera where a small creek enters a beaver pond when I heard a small splash like a frog jumped into the creek in the tall grass. Much to my suprise a Water Shrew came swimming down the creek, stopped when it saw me and then started swimming back up the creek. I wasn't sure what it was but knew it was a large shrew of some kind.

I had the camera out of the case and took several photos, one as it was watching me and the other as it was swimming back up stream. Wish I would have had my larger camera with me, the Sony p41 doesn't have a good zoom lens.


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At 7:27 PM, Blogger Camera Trap Codger said...

Tremendous find, Cliff. Water shrews and water voles are the reason I was looking into PIRs that work under water, but that's on hold right now. Congratulations on an unusual find.


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