shrews - good bad or none of the above?

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shrews - good bad or none of the above?

Postby caliloo » Oct 20, 2008 10:42 am

I think I have a shrew living near the foundation of my house. It is running across the surface of the ground rather than through tunnels. Are they harmful to plants or are they beneficial grub eaters?

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Re: shrews - good bad or none of the above?

Postby nanny_56 » Oct 20, 2008 12:56 pm

Shrew are the Good Guys...eat grubs, will even kill voles. Don't eat plants.
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Re: shrews - good bad or none of the above?

Postby viktoria » Oct 21, 2008 6:31 am

"It is running across the surface of the ground rather than through tunnels."

Are you sure it is not a vole? Voles look more like mice, whereas shrews have long, pointy noses.
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Re: shrews - good bad or none of the above?

Postby caliloo » Oct 21, 2008 6:42 am

Actually, Im not sure at all. I haven't had an upclose and personal visit with the critter :lol: :eek: I thought voles prefered shallow tunnels to the surface though... :hmm:
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